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stream,

general term applied to all bodies of water flowing in channels regardless of their size. See riverriver,
stream of water larger than a brook or creek. Land surfaces are never perfectly flat, and as a result the runoff after precipitation tends to flow downward by the shortest and steepest course in depressions formed by the intersection of slopes.
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inundation of land by the rise and overflow of a body of water. Floods occur most commonly when water from heavy rainfall, from melting ice and snow, or from a combination of these exceeds the carrying capacity of the river system, lake, or the like into which it runs.
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Stream

 

a term designating all flowing bodies of water, including rivers, mountain streams, brooks formed by rain storms and thaws, and channels, regardless of size and origin. Streams flow over more or less erodable soils, forming a bed or channel. The characteristics of the channel depend on the specific features of the stream, including flow rate, flow velocities, and slope, and also on the properties of the soil. A stream is characterized by fluviomorphological processes, which cause the channel to meander.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

stream

[strēm]
(computer science)
A collection of binary digits that are transmitted in a continuous sequence, and from which extraneous data such as control information or parity bits are excluded.
(hydrology)
A body of running water moving under the influence of gravity to lower levels in a narrow, clearly defined natural channel.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stream

i. To deploy the tail chute. Normally, it is used as an instruction on a radio telephone to “stream the tail chute.”
ii. To dispense chaff as solid. It may be dispensed at random intervals or in bursts.
iii. To take off or land in stream (i.e., one after at another in approximately equal intervals).
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

stream

1. a small river; brook
2. Brit any of several parallel classes of schoolchildren, or divisions of children within a class, grouped together because of similar ability
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

STREAM

(1)
["STREAM: A Scheme Language for Formally Describing Digital Circuits", C.D. Kloos in PARLE: Parallel Architectures and Languages Europe, LNCS 259, Springer 1987].

stream

(communications)
An abstraction referring to any flow of data from a source (or sender, producer) to a single sink (or receiver, consumer). A stream usually flows through a channel of some kind, as opposed to packets which may be addressed and routed independently, possibly to multiple recipients. Streams usually require some mechanism for establishing a channel or a "connection" between the sender and receiver.

stream

(programming)
In the C language's buffered input/ouput library functions, a stream is associated with a file or device which has been opened using fopen. Characters may be read from (written to) a stream without knowing their actual source (destination) and buffering is provided transparently by the library routines.

stream

(operating system)
Confusingly, Sun have called their modular device driver mechanism "STREAMS".

stream

(operating system)
In IBM's AIX operating system, a stream is a full-duplex processing and data transfer path between a driver in kernel space and a process in user space.

[IBM AIX 3.2 Communication Programming Concepts, SC23-2206-03].

stream

(communications)

stream

(programming)
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stream

(1) To transmit live or on-demand audio or video content while users listen or watch. This was the original meaning of the term; however, it has evolved to become a synonym for "transmit" and is used to refer to transmitting wired or wireless from any source to a destination. See streaming.

(2) The continuous flow of data from one place to another.

(3) Any contiguous group of bytes or chunk/block of data.

(4) The I/O management in the C programming language. A stream is a channel through which data flows to/from a disk, keyboard, printer, etc.

(5) The data part of a Structured Storage file. See Structured Storage.
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Par ailleurs, le Nasria, qui poursuit sa preparation en prevision du match de Coupe, samedi prochain, face a la JS Saoura, a dispute dimanche un match amical face a son voisin, l'OM Ruisseau, au stade du 20-Aout.
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L'ancien president du CR Belouizdad et de l'OM Ruisseau, Ali Farrah, est decede jeudi a Alger a l'age de 60 ans, suite a une longue maladie.
Pour le preparer, Bijotat a programme aujourd'hui a 18 heures un match amical face a l'OM Ruisseau. Un match qui devra lui permettre de mettre en pratique plusieurs variantes pour tenter de trouver une solution a l'inefficacite de son attaque.
La mise en service de la totalite de la premiere ligne du tramway d'Alger reliant Ruisseau a Dergana sur un trajet de 23,2 km et dotee de 38 stations est prevue a la fin du printemps 2015, selon les previsions.