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peer-to-peer

adjective
     
peer-to-peer also P2P
TD

peer-to-peer architecture/network/technology etc

a computer system etc in which all of the computers are connected to each other and they do not need a server (=a main computer that controls all the others):
How will peer-to-peer technology be important to the average Internet user?

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