Definition of store-and-forward in English:


Syllabification: store-and-for·ward


[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.
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    • 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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