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English definition of “packet switching”

packet switching

noun [U]     IT
the process of sending large amounts of information from one computer to another by sending the data in separate small packets that are collected together again when they arrive : With packet switching , the voice data is subdivided into small packets .
(Definition of packet switching noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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