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peer-to-peer

adj
(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

peer-to-peer

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.
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Transparency Market Research has published a new report entitled Peer-to-Peer Lending Market--Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016-2024, that anticipates the global peer-to-peer lending market may reach USD897.
Emerging first in the United Kingdom in 2005 and arriving in the United States a year later, the peer-to-peer market has been growing rapidly since its inception, while traditional consumer bank loans and credit-card lending have been declining.
Peer-to-peer communication is communication among equals, one computer talking to another without the mediation of a server.
The company goes on to state that the majority of peer-to-peer traffic is made up of files larger than 100MB which could be films and software being exchanged online.
The mission of the association is to demonstrate with our actions as well as our words that peer-to-peer businesses are just that - responsible businesses,'' said Adam Eisgrau of Flanagan Consulting LLC.
We are pleased that VistaPortal Software chose JXTA to build VistaView, which offers users a knowledge management solution with full peer-to-peer capabilities at its core.
However, in a peer-to-peer network, the computers can exchange files and use each other's resources.
Peer-to-peer networks are easier to install and maintain than LANs.
Online peer-to-peer support communities allow mobile brands to turn customer issues into opportunities to better engage with customers.
MonJa said its analytics and loan selection algorithms will be tightly integrated into NSR's core platform, providing NSR with added capabilities to manage financial advisors' peer-to-peer investments for their clients.
While we are aware that peer-to-peer software crops up on a small number of computers from time to time, it is not a widespread problem at Los Alamos National Laboratory and does not present a threat to classified information or national security,'' he said.
There are two basic types of networks: peer-to-peer and client/server.