a method of efficient data transmission whereby the initial message is broken into relatively small units, or packets, that are routed independently and subsequently reassembled.
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- packed in like sardines,
- packed-cell volume,
- packet switched system,
- packing box,
- packing case
Origin of packet switching
First recorded in 1970–75
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computing the concentration of data into units that are allocated an address prior to transmission
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A method of network data transmission, in which small blocks of data, or packets, are transmitted over a channel which, for the duration of the packet's transmission, is dedicated to that packet alone and is not interrupted to transmit other packets. This strategy is used in transmitting data over the Internet and often over a LAN, and it capitalizes on the increase in efficiency that is obtained when there are many paths available and there is a large volume of traffic over these paths.
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