streaming

[ stree-ming ]
/ ˈstri mɪŋ /

noun

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

Origin of streaming

First recorded in 1350–1400, streaming is from the Middle English word streming. See stream, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM streaming

stream·ing·ly, adverbun·stream·ing, adjective

Definition for streaming (2 of 2)

stream
[ streem ]
/ strim /

noun

verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

Origin of stream

before 900; (noun) Middle English streem, Old English strēam; cognate with German Strom, Old Norse straumr; akin to Greek rheîn to flow (see rheum); (v.) Middle English streamen, derivative of the noun

OTHER WORDS FROM stream

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH stream

brook creek river stream

synonym study for stream

Stream, current refer to a steady flow. In this use they are interchangeable. In the sense of running water, however, a stream is a flow that may be as small as a brook or as large as a river: A number of streams have their sources in mountains. Current refers to the most rapidly moving part of the stream: This river has a swift current.
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British Dictionary definitions for streaming

stream
/ (striːm) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of stream

streamlet, nounstreamlike, adjective

Word Origin for stream

Old English; related to Old Frisian strām, Old Norse straumr, Old High German stroum, Greek rheuma
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Medicine definitions for streaming

streaming
[ strēmĭng ]

n.

Streaming movement.
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Science definitions for streaming (1 of 2)

streaming
[ strēmĭng ]

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.

Science definitions for streaming (2 of 2)

stream
[ strēm ]

A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.
A flow of a watery substance, such as blood in blood vessels or cytoplasm in fungal hyphae, in an organism or in part of an organism.
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Idioms and Phrases with streaming

stream

see change horses in midstream; swim against the current (stream).

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