streamer

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English stremer, stremere, equivalent to stream +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstɹiːmə(ɹ)/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːmə(ɹ)

Noun[edit]

streamer (plural streamers)

  1. A long, narrow flag, or piece of material used or seen as a decoration.
  2. Strips of paper or other material used as confetti.
  3. (journalism) A newspaper headline that runs along the top of a page.
  4. (heading) In computing.
    1. A data storage system, mainly used to produce backups, in which large quantities of data are transferred to a continuously moving tape.
    2. Any mechanism for streaming data.
      • 2004, Cevdet Aykanat, ‎Tugrul Dayar, ‎Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Computer and Information Sciences - ISCIS 2004: 19th International Symposium (page 157)
        However, integration of a bandwidth estimation algorithm into an adaptive video streamer is not an easy task. Firstly, bandwidth estimation requires sending extra burst packets that brings a considerable overhead into the system.
    3. (Internet) A person who streams activities on their computer (especially video gaming) to a live online audience.
  5. (fishing) In fly fishing, a variety of wet fly designed to mimic a minnow.
  6. (mining) One who searches for stream tin.
  7. A stream or column of light shooting upward from the horizon, constituting one of the forms of the aurora borealis.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Macaulay to this entry?)

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