bit·​stream ˈbit-ˌstrēm How to pronounce bitstream (audio)
variants or less commonly bit stream
: a continuous sequence of transmitted data
… data is sent through cellular modems in packets instead of in bitstreams as in conventional modems.Shawn Willett and Steve Polilli
compare packet sense 5

Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bitstream was in 1961

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Cite this Entry

“Bitstream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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