peer-to-peer

adjective

Definition of peer-to-peer

: relating to, using, or being a network by which computers operated by individuals can share information and resources directly without relying on a dedicated central server (see server 6)
  • In peer-to-peer computing, every client can be a server. You string together two or more computers, and everyone can share files, programs, drives …, printers, and anything else that's attached.
  • —Steve Bass

First Known Use of peer-to-peer

1979

in the meaning defined above

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