/ (ˈbɪtˌtɒrənt) /


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

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
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