Meaning of “streaming” in the English Dictionary

"streaming" in English

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streamingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈstriː.mɪŋ/ us /ˈstriː.mɪŋ/

streamingadjective [ before noun ]

/ˈstriː.mɪŋ/ /ˈstriː.mɪŋ/

If you have a streaming cold, your nose and eyes are producing a lot of liquid because you have a common infection.

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

"streaming" in American English

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streamingadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈstri·mɪŋ/

playing continuously as sound or moving images are sent in a flow directly from the Internet to a computer :

Jeff's new cell phone receives streaming video.

(Definition of “streaming” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"streaming" in Business English

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streamingnoun [ U ]


the act of sending sound or video to a computer, mobile phone, etc. directly from the internet so that it does not need to be downloaded and saved first:

You can watch live streaming of our interactive service on our website.
video/audio/online streaming

(Definition of “streaming” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)