streaming

noun
stream·​ing | \ ˈstrē-miŋ How to pronounce streaming (audio) \

Definition of streaming

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the act, the process, or an instance of streaming data (see stream entry 2 sense transitive 3) or of accessing data that is being streamed … among the hundreds whose presentations are freely available for streaming on the conference website.— Joanne McNeil Streaming is preferable for sites that feature live broadcasts (e.g. live speeches and keynote addresses), in which case downloading files is not an option.— Neo Mai and Ken Neo T. K.
2 : an act or instance of flowing specifically : cyclosis
3 British : tracking sense 1

streaming

adjective

Definition of streaming (Entry 2 of 2)

: relating to or being the transfer of data (such as audio or video material) in a continuous stream especially for immediate processing or playback

Examples of streaming in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That relationship can be valuable to whichever network or streaming service buys the property from Wattpad and eOne. Adam Epstein, Quartz, "The company using robots and fan input to pitch stories to Hollywood," 27 Feb. 2021 The ceremony will also be available to stream Monday on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock. Los Angeles Times, "Everything to know about Sunday’s 2021 Golden Globe Awards," 27 Feb. 2021 Amazon’s goal, according to several sources, was to make a billion-dollar franchise that would help advertise the company’s cloud technology, proprietary game engine, and Twitch streaming service. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "How Google's Grand Plan to Make Its Own Games Fell Apart," 26 Feb. 2021 On the first day of each month, the world’s most popular streaming service introduces a wave of new film options to choose from. Travis Bean, Forbes, "This Weekend Is Your Last Chance To Watch These Movies On Netflix," 26 Feb. 2021 According to the Times report, the Discovery+ streaming service – of which GolfTV is a part – usually provides transportation for the stars of its shows. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Report: Tiger Woods was on his way to film golf video with NFL QBs," 26 Feb. 2021 The company can now double down on its wireless and wired broadband businesses, as well as its own streaming service, HBO Max. Julia Horowitz, CNN, "Stocks are falling. But it's not all bad news," 26 Feb. 2021 Netflix had a strong representation of Black characters, the study said, but the streaming service came up short with LGBTQ and disabled characters. Joe Flint, WSJ, "Netflix to Spend $100 Million to Help Underrepresented Communities in Entertainment," 26 Feb. 2021 Each of these films are available for rent, for purchase (as a digital download or on DVD/Blu-ray) or to stream via a streaming service like Disney+ or Hulu. Tim Chan, Rolling Stone, "From ‘Nomadland’ to ‘Minari,’ These Are the Best New Movie Releases to Stream Online Now," 26 Feb. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The streaming subscription service is scheduled to premiere in April 2020. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Netflix Has A Huge New Competitor. Here’s Every Star-Studded Quibi Show You Need To Know," 6 Apr. 2020 The streaming subscription service is scheduled to premiere in April 2020. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Netflix Has A Huge New Competitor. Here’s Every Star-Studded Quibi Show You Need To Know," 6 Apr. 2020 The company has created a streaming subscription service designed for mobile devices, with monthly rates at $4.99 with ads, and $7.99 without ads. Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times, "Did Quibi steal mobile technology? A rival wants the court to stop it from using ‘trade secrets’," 1 Apr. 2020 The streaming subscription service is scheduled to premiere in April 2020. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Netflix Has A Huge New Competitor. Here’s Every Star-Studded Quibi Show You Need To Know," 6 Apr. 2020 That is similar to how streaming services charge customers. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Verizon will finally sell you TV without a contract," 9 Jan. 2020 The group is also more streaming savvy: 87% of Hispanic consumers reported streaming music in the last year. Joe Lynch, Billboard, "Nielsen Reports Bright Future for Latin Music Market as Billboard Latin Music Week Kicks Off," 23 Apr. 2019 The streaming subscription service is scheduled to premiere in April 2020. Ariana Romero, refinery29.com, "Netflix Has A Huge New Competitor. Here’s Every Star-Studded Quibi Show You Need To Know," 29 Jan. 2020 The service is available across most streaming platforms including Android and Apple devices, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, "Lost without CBS? There are ways to watch despite AT&T-CBS standoff on DirecTV, U-verse," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of streaming

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Adjective

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of streaming was in the 14th century

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“Streaming.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/streaming. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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streaming

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of streaming

computers : playing continuously as data is sent to a computer over the Internet

streaming

noun
stream·​ing | \ ˈstrē-miŋ How to pronounce streaming (audio) \

Medical Definition of streaming

: an act or instance of flowing specifically : cyclosis

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