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Packet Switching
  • The process of routing and transferring data by means of addressed packets so that a channel is occupied during the transmission of the packet only, and upon completion of the transmission the channel is made available for the transfer of other traffic. (FP) (ISO) See also channel, circuit switching, compelled signaling, connectionless mode transmission, data, interface message processor, message switching, packet, packet mode terminal, packet-switching network, public switched network, switching system.