Definition of BitTorrent in English:

BitTorrent

noun

Computing
trademark
  • A peer-to-peer file transfer protocol for sharing large amounts of data over the Internet, in which each part of a file downloaded by a user is transferred to other users.

    • ‘On the upside, my music collection has expanded a fair bit, thanks to a brilliant program called BitTorrent.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly, the first edition of the build to hit BitTorrent was a 64-bit Chinese edition.’
    • ‘You can probably grab the aforementioned episodes off bittorrent, or in their show notes.’
    • ‘The greater concern is about music downloaded over Limewire or BitTorrent.’
    • ‘In addition, the great demon of bandwidth usage bittorrent actually makes the network more efficient.’

Origin

Early 21st century: blend of bit and torrent.

Pronunciation:

BitTorrent

/ˈbitˌtôrənt/