/ (ˈbɪtˌtɒrənt) /
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trademark a file transfer protocol which enables users to upload and download large files on the internet in the form of software, games, film, video, music, etc, from other users rather than from a central server
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Word Origin for BitTorrent
C21: from bit ³ (sense 1) + torrent, the name used in this system for a file that allows the data to be downloaded
Words nearby BitTorrent
bitterweed, bitterwood, bitterwort, bitting, bittock, BitTorrent, bitty, bitumen, bituminize, bituminous, bituminous coal
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How to use BitTorrent in a sentence
Hundreds of download programs have come and gone since 1999 (Limewire, Kazaa, BitTorrent, to name a few).15 Years After Napster: How the Music Service Changed the Industry|Alex Suskind|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST