Definition of free streaming in US English:

free streaming


Astronomy Physics
  • Unimpeded flow; (in fluid dynamics) inertial flow of a fluid unaffected by any obstruction or bounding surface; (in cosmology) the motion of particles which do not collide with each other or interact except gravitationally, and are therefore able to smooth out large-scale density inhomogeneities by moving unimpeded from overdense regions to underdense ones.


Astronomy Physics
  • That is undergoing free streaming.


1940s; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.