Meaning of “file sharing” in the English Dictionary


"file sharing" in English

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file sharingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈfaɪl ˌʃeə.rɪŋ / us /ˈfaɪl ˌʃer.ɪŋ /

Examples from literature

  • Studies show that fewer than 30 percent of artists feel that file sharing is a problem. 

(Definition of “file sharing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"file-sharing" in Business English

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file-sharingnoun [ U ]

also file sharing uk us IT

the practice of distributing computer files, for example, images, films, or music, among several computers:

The music industry primarily blames illegal file sharing and music piracy for drops in U.S. sales.

(Definition of “file-sharing” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)