Legal consignment, by certification, or voluntarily, of an individual to a mental hospital or institution.

Origin: L. Com-mitto, to deliver, consign

(05 Mar 2000)

commitment of mentally illmedical dictionary

Legal process required for the institutionalization of a patient with severe mental problems.

(12 Dec 1998)

Committed Data Ratecomputing dictionary

<communications> (CDR) The data transfer rate that an ISP guarantees a virtual circuit will carry. The CDR is the data portion of Committed Information Rate (CIR).

Acronym: CDR

(01 Jan 2007)

Committed Information Ratecomputing dictionary

<communications> (CIR) The guaranteed average bandwidth of a virtual circuit in a frame relay network. The CIR plus the Excess Information Rate (EIR, burst rate) is equal to or less than the speed of the access port into the network.

The term CIR includes voice and non-data packets that are not included in the Committed Data Rate (CDR).

Acronym: CIR

(01 Jan 2007)