Share this entry

Share this page

peer-to-peer

Line breaks: peer-to-peer

Definition of peer-to-peer in English:

adjective

Computing
Denoting or relating to networks in which each computer can act as a server for the others, allowing shared access to files and peripherals without the need for a central server.
Example sentences
  • The software for these decentralized peer-to-peer networks is freely available from dozens of sites.
  • But trade in illegal software over peer-to-peer networks remains a grey area.
  • A software engineer measured traffic through the ports used by well-known peer-to-peer networks.

Definition of peer-to-peer in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Top searches

= trending
Word of the day vicarious
Pronunciation: vɪˈkɛːrɪəs
adjective
experienced in the imagination through another person's feelings…