packet switching


Definition of packet switching

: the division of data (as in a message) into packets for transmission in an electronic communications network

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Other Words from packet switching

packet-switched \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗ \ adjective

First Known Use of packet switching

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Packet switching.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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