onion routing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

By analogy with the many layers of an onion.

Noun[edit]

onion routing ‎(uncountable)

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  1. (computing) A technique for anonymous communication over a computer network, the messages being repeatedly encrypted and sent through nodes called onion routers, each of which performs only one stage of the decryption.

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