Definition of unicast in English:


Syllabification: u·ni·cast
Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞oniˌkast


  • 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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