Definition of unicast in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞onəˌkast/

Entry from US English dictionary


Transmission of a data package or an audiovisual signal to a single recipient: [as modifier]: the unicast method wastes a lot of bandwidth by sending duplicate information
More example sentences
  • There is a middle ground between broadcasts and unicasts, and that is a multicast.
  • It also includes the VideoLAN Client, which can be used as a server to stream MPEG - 1, MPEG - 2 and MPEG - 4 files and DVDs on the network in unicast or multicast.
  • WPA allows you to specify the type of encryption used for unicast and broadcast or multicast frames.


1990s: on the pattern of broadcast.

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Syllabification: u·ni·cast

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