Definition of packet switching noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


packet switching

BrE BrE//ˈpækɪt swɪtʃɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpækɪt swɪtʃɪŋ//
[uncountable] (computing)
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a process in which data is separated into parts before being sent, and then joined together after it arrives
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: packet switching