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[ stree-ming ]


  1. an act or instance of flowing.
  2. Also called protoplasmic streaming. Biology. rapid flowing of cytoplasm within a cell; cyclosis.
  3. Digital Technology. a technology for transferring data so that it can be received and processed in a steady stream:

    streaming video.


/ strēmĭng /

  1. Relating to information that is transmitted in real time over the Internet, instead of being sent first as a file and then opened after it has been downloaded.

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Other Words From

  • streaming·ly adverb
  • un·streaming adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of streaming1

First recorded in 1350–1400, streaming is from the Middle English word streming. See stream, -ing 1

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Example Sentences

We’ve lost count of the number of new streaming platforms, a luxury that can really add up for TV lovers.

News video outlets, in particular, have prioritized YouTube, which has a more established revenue-sharing program, and streaming platforms like free, ad-supported streaming TV services.

From Digiday

The Future of TV Briefing this week looks at how subscription-based streaming services are working to hang on to the subscribers they’ve acquired since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The governor also vetoed the digital ad tax and the streaming tax, however, which were two of the ways Democrats planned to pay for the education overhaul.

As CBS relentlessly advertised its streaming service during the Super Bowl last night, subscribers to that service were having trouble watching the game.

From Quartz

My family is ready to mount an intervention, and cancel my streaming accounts.

The DISH Anywhere App is just one of three ways DISH is changing the way we think about streaming entertainment.

He pauses, absorbing the sunshine streaming into his garden.

What are your thoughts on streaming music services like Spotify?

“Jason tried to convince Steve Jobs that Apple should start a streaming music subscription business,”  Freston recalls.

No streaming eyes ever watched its departure; no beating hearts ever hailed its return.

A rich, tender sunshine is streaming in through the windows, and gilding the stately edifice with the purest light.

She saw the lights streaming from the library window, she saw the little group there, and she drew nearer.

A faint click reaches my tense ear, the streaming lightning burns into my face.

Little Nora bounded away like a small fairy, with her fair curls streaming in the wind which her own speed created.


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