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streaming

noun stream·ing \ ˈstrē-miŋ \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of streaming

1 :the act, the process, or an instance of streaming data (see 2stream 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

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First Known Use of streaming

14th century


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streaming

adjective

Definition of streaming

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

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First Known Use of streaming

1980


STREAMING Defined for English Language Learners

streaming

adjective

Definition of streaming for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

streaming

noun stream·ing \ ˈstrē-miŋ \

medical Definition of streaming

:an act or instance of flowing; specifically :cyclosis


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