Definition of peering in English:

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Pronunciation: /pɪərɪŋ/


[mass noun] Computing
The exchange of data directly between Internet service providers, rather than via the Internet.
Example sentences
  • Public peering is a means for internet service providers to send and receive traffic destined for one another's networks.
  • Finally, VoIP peering will only be beneficial if the carrier can bill for the transpired calls.
  • Even the staunchest advocates of end to end VoIP are quick to admit that voice peering is not the norm today.


1980s: from peer2 + -ing1.

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Line breaks: peer|ing

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