Definition of store-and-forward in English:

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store-and-forward

Pronunciation: /ˌstôrənˈfôrwərd/

adjective

[attributive] Telecommunications
Relating to or denoting a data network in which messages are routed to one or more intermediate stations where they may be stored before being forwarded to their destinations.
Example sentences
  • Less than a decade ago, messages could take several days to arrive, with delays caused whenever a server in a store-and-forward network went down.
  • The construction industry, for example, will prefer store-and-forward functionality.
  • Medical specialties that rely on images to formulate a diagnosis lend themselves to the store-and-forward method of telemedicine.

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Syllabification: store-and-for·ward

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