peer-to-peer(redirected from Peer-to-Peer Streaming Systems and Incentive Mechanisms)
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(Computer Science) (of a computer network) designed so that computers can send information directly to one another without passing through a centralized server. Abbreviation: P2P
A relationship between two computers on the same network such that they are able to share information without a third computer having to act as a server. Peer-to-peer networking is often used on the Internet to facilitate the sharing of music and video files (often illegally) between users.