packet-switching ˈpacket-ˌswitching noun [uncountable] COMPUTING
a way of sending a large amount of data (= information stored on a computer) between computers by dividing it into small pieces which are each sent separately and put together again when they are received:

• Canada's Northern Telecom Ltd. will equip the Czech Republic with data packet-switching equipment for a public network.

— packet-switched adjective :

• 45% of the company's packet-switched computer traffic comes from its Minitel terminals.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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