A way of transferring information via the telecommunications system that breaks up a message or file to be sent into smaller data packets and then sends the these packets along whatever routes are available to their final destination. The packets are then reassembled to reform the original message. This type of system is essential to the communications industry and the effective functioning of the Internet today.
noun 1. a semipermanent, atmospheric, high-pressure system of the Pacific Ocean, centered, in the mean, about 1000 miles (1600 km) northeast of Hawaii: one of the subtropical highs.
noun 1. a dogwood tree, Cornus nuttallii, of western North America, having pointed, petallike white or pinkish bracts and clustered scarlet fruits.
noun 1. a city in W California, at S end of Monterey Bay.
noun 1. a cod, Gadus macrocephalus.