How APT finds a package from a repository?

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I am currently using an AWS ec2 instance ubuntu 20.04. When i am checking the /etc/apt/sources.list file, i can see the the repositories in the below format,

deb focal main restricted

from the man page i understood that this is in the form

Type: deb
Suite: focal
Components: main restricted

Can someone please explain how the package manager APT finds a package using the above details?

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A similar question was asked previously - please check out if it provides the desired info. And also possibly, see the [Debian Repository documentation](
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