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  • P2P (abbreviation)


peer-to-peer (not comparable)

  1. Of a social network of equal partners: able to conduct business without using a middleman.
    • 2013 June 1, “End of the peer show”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 71:
      Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. Those that want to borrow are matched with those that want to lend.
  2. (computing) Of a network of two or more computers: connected as equal partners and able to share processing, control and access to data and peripherals.

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