Streaming



noun
1.
an act or instance of flowing.
2.
Also called protoplasmic streaming. Biology. rapid flowing of cytoplasm within a cell; cyclosis.
3.
Digital Technology. a technology for transferring data so that it can be received and processed in a steady stream:
live streaming video.
noun
1.
a body of water flowing in a channel or watercourse, as a river, rivulet, or brook.
Synonyms: rill, run, streamlet, runnel.
2.
a steady current in water, as in a river or the ocean: to row against the stream;
the Gulf Stream.
Synonyms: flow, tide.
3.
any flow of water or other liquid or fluid:
streams of blood.
4.
a current or flow of air, gas, or the like.
5.
a beam or trail of light:
A stream of moonlight fell from the clouds.
6.
a continuous flow or succession of anything:
a stream of words.
Synonyms: torrent, rush.
7.
prevailing direction; drift:
the stream of opinion.
8.
Digital Technology. a flow of data, as an audio broadcast, a movie, or live video, transmitted smoothly and continuously from a source to a computer, mobile device, etc.
verb (used without object)
9.
to flow, pass, or issue in a stream, as water, tears, or blood.
Synonyms: pour.
10.
to send forth or throw off a stream; run or flow (often followed by with):
eyes streaming with tears.
11.
to extend in a beam or in rays, as light:
Sunlight streamed in through the windows.
12.
to move or proceed continuously like a flowing stream, as a procession.
13.
to wave or float outward, as a flag in the wind.
14.
to hang in a loose, flowing manner, as long hair.
verb (used with object)
15.
to send forth or discharge in a stream:
The wound streamed blood.
16.
to cause to stream or float outward, as a flag.
17.
Digital Technology. to transfer or transmit (data) in such a way that it is processed in a steady and continuous stream:
Internet service providers are talking about setting limits on the amount of data that can be streamed into your home.
18.
Nautical. to place (an object) in the water at the end of a line attached to a vessel.
Idioms
19.
on stream, in or into operation:
The factory will be on stream in a month.
noun
1.
a small river; brook
2.
any steady flow of water or other fluid
3.
something that resembles a stream in moving continuously in a line or particular direction
4.
a rapid or unbroken flow of speech, etc: a stream of abuse
5.
a flow of money into a business: a revenue stream
6.
(Brit) any of several parallel classes of schoolchildren, or divisions of children within a class, grouped together because of similar ability
7.
go with the stream, drift with the stream, to conform to the accepted standards
8.
off stream, (of an industrial plant, manufacturing process, etc) shut down or not in production
9.
on stream

(of an industrial plant, manufacturing process, etc) in or about to go into operation or production
available or in existence

verb
10.
to emit or be emitted in a continuous flow: his nose streamed blood
11.
(intransitive) to move in unbroken succession, as a crowd of people, vehicles, etc
12.
(intransitive) to float freely or with a waving motion: bunting streamed in the wind
13.
(transitive) to unfurl (a flag, etc)
14.
(intransitive) to move causing a trail of light, condensed gas, etc, as a jet aircraft
15.
(mining) when intr, often foll by for. to wash (earth, gravel, etc) in running water in prospecting (for gold, etc), to expose the particles of ore or metal
16.
(Brit, education) to group or divide (children) in streams

streaming stream·ing (strē’mĭng)
n.
Streaming movement.
streaming
(strē’mĭng)
Relating to information that is transmitted in real time over the Internet, instead of being sent first as a file and then opened after it has been downloaded.
stream
(strēm)

A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.

A flow of a watery substance, such as blood in blood vessels or cytoplasm in fungal hyphae, in an organism or in part of an organism.

communications
Playing sound or video in real time as it is downloaded over the Internet as opposed to storing it in a local file first. A plug-in to a web browser such as Netscape Navigator decompresses and plays the data as it is transferred to your computer over the World-Wide Web. Streaming audio or video avoids the delay entailed in downloading an entire file and then playing it with a helper application. Streaming requires a fast connection and a computer powerful enough to execute the decompression algorithm in real time.
(1996-11-06)

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