packet switching
a means of directing digitally encoded information in a communication network from its source to its destination, in which messages may be divided into smaller entities called packets, each of which travels independently through the network in paths based on moment to moment routing decisions made by the nodes through which they pass.

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  • packet-switching — ˈpacket ˌswitching noun [uncountable] COMPUTING a way of sending a large amount of data (= information stored on a computer) between computers by dividing it into small pieces which are each sent separately and put together again when they are… …   Financial and business terms

  • packet switching — UK US noun [U] IT ► the process of sending large amounts of information from one computer to another by sending the data in separate small packets that are collected together again when they arrive: »With packet switching , the voice data is… …   Financial and business terms

  • Packet Switching —   [engl.], Paketvermittlung …   Universal-Lexikon

  • packet-switching — packet .switching n a method of sending information stored on a computer, usually across the Internet. Long messages are broken into pieces and put together again when they are received …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • packet switching —    A data transmission method that simultaneously routes and transmits data packets from many customers over a communications channel or telephone line, thus optimizing use of the line.    An addressed packet is routed from node to node until it… …   Dictionary of networking

  • packet switching — noun : the division of data (as in a message) into packets for transmission in an electronic communications network • packet switched ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷ adjective * * * ˈpacket switching 7 [packet switching] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Packet switching — Die Paketvermittlung (engl. packet switching) ist ein spezielles Verfahren der Speichervermittlung in einem Netz. Hierbei werden längere Nachrichten in einzelne Datenpakete unterteilt und als Datagramm über eine vorher aufgebaute virtuelle… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • packet switching — also packet switching N UNCOUNT Packet switching is a method of sending computer data on telephone lines which automatically divides the data into short pieces in order to send it and puts it together again when it is received. [TECHNICAL] …   English dictionary

  • packet switching — paketinis duomenų siuntimas statusas T sritis informatika apibrėžtis Duomenų siuntimo būdas, kai išsiuntimo vietoje duomenys (duomenų failas) skaidomi į ↑duomenų paketus ir persiunčiami tinklu. Tų pačių duomenų paketai paskirties vietą gali… …   Enciklopedinis kompiuterijos žodynas

  • packet switching — a method of efficient data transmission whereby the initial message is broken into relatively small units that are routed independently and subsequently reassembled. Also, packet switching. [1970 75] * * * …   Universalium

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