Definition of streaming in English:

streaming

noun

Computing
  • A method of transmitting or receiving data (especially video and audio material) over a computer network as a steady, continuous flow, allowing playback to proceed while subsequent data is being received.

    • ‘The service, which includes both text and audio streaming of radio services in all languages, increased well above comparable internet growth rates.’
    • ‘The attractiveness of video streaming is an example of a much broader phenomenon.’
    • ‘Paper output and video streaming are of less importance than meeting the growing need to get content written, approved, and out to a Web site.’
    • ‘Some cable operators fear that video streaming will allow large numbers of consumers to bypass cable service and get programming over the Internet.’
    • ‘The general opinion was that video streaming had proved its commercial value.’
    • ‘Video streaming is now available and as this technology is perfected, there will be opportunities to produce video programs to air on the Internet.’
    • ‘Video streaming is really a secondary application that can make use of existing and developing high-speed infrastructure.’
    • ‘But that's not to say some impressive video streaming will be possible.’
    • ‘Pay-per-view sites with some of the most compelling streaming don't yet show up on the lists.’
    • ‘Do you have any plans for passworded or paid streaming?’
    • ‘Video streaming of major events has become widespread on the internet and is expected to grow significantly with the growth of broadband.’
    • ‘Live streaming through webcams allows real time viewing of art events anywhere on the globe.’
    • ‘Video streaming is going to be a bit more challenging.’
    • ‘Or are you looking to do video capture and streaming over your network?’
    • ‘Network executives insist they have no grand plan to begin routine streaming of their programming.’
    • ‘There is huge demand for content delivery and streaming.’
    • ‘The live race viewer will be on this web site every day of racing and on finals day live video streaming is also available to countries outside of Europe.’
    • ‘Audio streaming may be common, but bandwidth constraints limit its quality.’
    • ‘You're going to see more demand for multimedia streaming.’
    • ‘Courses which incorporate bandwidth-hungry media such as video streaming and audio may not be accessible without the right platform.’

adjective

Computing
  • 1Relating to or making use of a form of tape transport, used mainly to provide backup storage, in which data may be transferred in bulk while the tape is in motion.

    • ‘Snapshots are stored on disk, which provides fast, direct access rather than the slower mechanical streaming access provided by tape.’
    • ‘As a streaming technology, tape drives work best when data is coming to them at their rated speed.’
    • ‘The current technology for such machines is the streaming tape drive.’
  • 2(of data) transmitted in a continuous stream while earlier parts are being used.

    • ‘For the first time in history, international streaming channels now outnumber channels from the US.’
    • ‘One blogger wrote how mad he was over the fact that the streaming video wasn't live, saying the clips were stale the moment they were up.’
    • ‘Many radio stations use the streaming capabilities of this format to transmit their programmes over the net.’
    • ‘She has written and lectured about streaming media, net art and new media cultures.’
    • ‘They're even offering streaming versions of most of their new programs right on their website.’

Pronunciation:

streaming

/ˈstrēmiNG/