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Meaning of STREAMING

Pronunciation:  'streeming

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the circulation of cytoplasm within a cell
  2. [adj]  (of liquids) moving freely; "a flowing brook"
  3. [adj]  moving smoothly and continuously; "crowds flowing through the canyons of the streets"; "fan streaming into the concert hall"
  4. [adj]  exuding a bodily fluid in profuse amounts; "his streaming face"; "her streaming eyes"

STREAMING is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: cyclosis, flowing, moving, running(a)
 See Also: organic phenomenon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stream"ing\, a.
    Sending forth streams.
  2. \Stream"ing\, n.
    1. The act or operation of that which streams; the act of
       that which sends forth, or which runs in, streams.
    2. (Mining) The reduction of stream tin; also, the search for
       stream tin.
Computing Dictionary

Playing sound or video in real time as it is downloaded over the internet as opposed to storing it in a local file first. A plug-in to a web browser such as netscape navigator decompresses and plays the data as it is transferred to your computer over the world-wide web. Streaming audio or video avoids the delay entailed in downloading an entire file and then playing it with a helper application. Streaming requires a fast connection and a computer powerful enough to execute the decompression algorithm in real time.