<communications> Playing sound or video in real time as it is downloaded over the Internet as opposed to storing it in a local file first. A plug-in to a web browser such as Netscape Navigator decompresses and plays the data as it is transferred to your computer over the World-Wide Web. Streaming audio or video avoids the delay entailed in downloading an entire file and then playing it with a helper application. Streaming requires a fast connection and a computer powerful enough to execute the decompression algorithm in real time.

(01 Feb 1996)

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A type of school organisation where children are placed according to their ability into groups in which they stay for most of their work.

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1. The act or operation of that which streams; the act of that which sends forth, or which runs in, streams.

2. <chemical>

The reduction of stream tin; also, the search for stream tin.

(01 Mar 1998)

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