Definition of BitTorrent in English:


Syllabification: Bit·Tor·rent
Pronunciation: /ˈbitˌtôrənt


Computing , • trademark
  • A peer-to-peer file transfer protocol for sharing large amounts of data over the Internet, in which each part of a file downloaded by a user is transferred to other users.
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    • The greater concern is about music downloaded over Limewire or BitTorrent.
    • Not surprisingly, the first edition of the build to hit BitTorrent was a 64-bit Chinese edition.
    • On the upside, my music collection has expanded a fair bit, thanks to a brilliant program called BitTorrent.


early 21st century: blend of bit4 and torrent.

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