A communications network in which there are at least two pathways to each node. If one of the paths fails, the other is still available.
A "fully meshed" network means that every node has a direct connection to every other node, which is a very elaborate and expensive architecture. Most mesh networks are partially meshed and require traversing intermediate nodes to go from each node to every other. See mesh
, wireless mesh network
Mesh vs. Star Topologies
In a mesh network, there is more than one path to each node. In contrast, a star network relies on the center node to always be up and running.