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stream

verb [T]
 
 
/striːm/ IT, INTERNET, COMMUNICATIONS
to listen to or watch sound or video on a computer, mobile phone, etc. directly from the internet rather than downloading it and saving it first, or to send sound or video in this way: stream video/music/files You can now use your home wi-fi wireless network to stream music from your PC. Streaming channels to individual handsets takes up a lot of network capacity. Although TV and other video can be streamed over 3G networks, it is not a broadcast technology.
(Definition of stream verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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