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Stream vs. Channel

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Streamnoun

A small river; a large creek; a body of moving water confined by banks.

Channelnoun

The physical confine of a river or slough, consisting of a bed and banks.

‘The water coming out of the waterwheel created a standing wave in the channel.’;

Streamnoun

A thin connected passing of a liquid through a lighter gas (e.g. air).

‘He poured the milk in a thin stream from the jug to the glass.’;

Channelnoun

The natural or man-made deeper course through a reef, bar, bay, or any shallow body of water.

‘A channel was dredged to allow ocean-going vessels to reach the city.’;

Streamnoun

Any steady flow or succession of material, such as water, air, radio signal or words.

‘Her constant nagging was to him a stream of abuse.’;

Channelnoun

The navigable part of a river.

‘We were careful to keep our boat in the channel.’;

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Streamnoun

All moving waters.

Channelnoun

A narrow body of water between two land masses.

‘The English Channel lies between France and England.’;

Streamnoun

(computing) A source or repository of data that can be read or written only sequentially.

Channelnoun

That through which anything passes; means of conveying or transmitting.

‘The news was conveyed to us by different channels.’;

Streamnoun

(figurative) A particular path, channel, division, or way of proceeding.

‘Haredi Judaism is a stream of Orthodox Judaism characterized by rejection of modern secular culture.’;

Channelnoun

A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column.

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Streamnoun

A division of a school year by perceived ability.

‘All of the bright kids went into the A stream, but I was in the B stream.’;

Channelnoun

(electronics) A connection between initiating and terminating nodes of a circuit.

‘The guard-rail provided the channel between the downed wire and the tree.’;

Streamverb

(intransitive) To flow in a continuous or steady manner, like a liquid.

Channelnoun

(electronics) The narrow conducting portion of a MOSFET transistor.

Streamverb

To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind.

‘A flag streams in the wind.’;

Channelnoun

(communication) The part that connects a data source to a data sink.

‘A channel stretches between them.’;

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Streamverb

(Internet) To push continuous data (e.g. music) from a server to a client computer while it is being used (played) on the client.

Channelnoun

(communication) A path for conveying electrical or electromagnetic signals, usually distinguished from other parallel paths.

‘We are using one of the 24 channels.’;

Streamnoun

A current of water or other fluid; a liquid flowing continuously in a line or course, either on the earth, as a river, brook, etc., or from a vessel, reservoir, or fountain; specifically, any course of running water; as, many streams are blended in the Mississippi; gas and steam came from the earth in streams; a stream of molten lead from a furnace; a stream of lava from a volcano.

Channelnoun

(communication) A single path provided by a transmission medium via physical separation, such as by multipair cable.

‘The channel is created by bonding the signals from these four pairs.’;

Streamnoun

A beam or ray of light.

Channelnoun

(communication) A single path provided by a transmission medium via spectral or protocol separation, such as by frequency or time-division multiplexing.

‘Their call is being carried on channel 6 of the T-1 line.’;

Streamnoun

Anything issuing or moving with continued succession of parts; as, a stream of words; a stream of sand.

Channelnoun

(broadcasting) A specific radio frequency or band of frequencies, usually in conjunction with a predetermined letter, number, or codeword, and allocated by international agreement.

‘KNDD is the channel at 107.7 MHz in Seattle.’;

Streamnoun

A continued current or course; as, a stream of weather.

Channelnoun

(broadcasting) A specific radio frequency or band of frequencies used for transmitting television.

‘NBC is on channel 11 in San Jose.’;

Streamnoun

Current; drift; tendency; series of tending or moving causes; as, the stream of opinions or manners.

Channelnoun

(storage) The portion of a storage medium, such as a track or a band, that is accessible to a given reading or writing station or head.

‘This chip in this disk drive is the channel device.’;

Streamverb

To issue or flow in a stream; to flow freely or in a current, as a fluid or whatever is likened to fluids; as, tears streamed from her eyes.

‘Beneath those banks where rivers stream.’;

Channelnoun

(technic) The way in a turbine pump where the pressure is built up.

‘The liquid is pressurized in the lateral channel.’;

Streamverb

To pour out, or emit, a stream or streams.

‘A thousand suns will stream on thee.’;

Channelnoun

A distribution channel

Streamverb

To issue in a stream of light; to radiate.

Channelnoun

(Internet) A particular area for conversations on an IRC network, analogous to a chatroom and often dedicated to a specific topic.

Streamverb

To extend; to stretch out with a wavy motion; to float in the wind; as, a flag streams in the wind.

Channelnoun

(Internet) An obsolete means of delivering up-to-date Internet content.

Streamverb

To send forth in a current or stream; to cause to flow; to pour; as, his eyes streamed tears.

‘It may so please that she at length will streamSome dew of grace into my withered heart.’;

Channelnoun

A psychic or medium who temporarily takes on the personality of somebody else.

Streamverb

To mark with colors or embroidery in long tracts.

‘The herald's mantle is streamed with gold.’;

Channelnoun

(nautical) The wale of a sailing ship which projects beyond the gunwale and to which the shrouds attach via the chains. One of the flat ledges of heavy plank bolted edgewise to the outside of a vessel, to increase the spread of the shrouds and carry them clear of the bulwarks.

Streamverb

To unfurl.

Channelverb

(transitive) To make or cut a channel or groove in.

Streamnoun

a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth

Channelverb

(transitive) To direct or guide along a desired course.

‘We will channel the traffic to the left with these cones.’;

Streamnoun

dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas;

‘two streams of development run through American history’; ‘stream of consciousness’; ‘the flow of thought’; ‘the current of history’;

Channelverb

To serve as a medium for.

‘She was channeling the spirit of her late husband, Seth.’;

Streamnoun

a steady flow (usually from natural causes);

‘the raft floated downstream on the current’; ‘he felt a stream of air’;

Channelverb

(transitive) To follow as a model, especially in a performance.

‘He was trying to channel President Reagan, but the audience wasn't buying it.’; ‘When it is my turn to sing karaoke, I am going to channel Ray Charles.’;

Streamnoun

the act of flowing or streaming; continuous progression

Channelnoun

The hollow bed where a stream of water runs or may run.

Streamnoun

something that resembles a flowing stream in moving continuously;

‘a stream of people emptied from the terminal’; ‘the museum had planned carefully for the flow of visitors’;

Channelnoun

The deeper part of a river, harbor, strait, etc., where the main current flows, or which affords the best and safest passage for vessels.

Streamverb

to extend, wave or float outward, as if in the wind;

‘their manes streamed like stiff black pennants in the wind’;

Channelnoun

A strait, or narrow sea, between two portions of lands; as, the British Channel.

Streamverb

exude profusely;

‘She was streaming with sweat’; ‘His nose streamed blood’;

Channelnoun

That through which anything passes; a means of passing, conveying, or transmitting; as, the news was conveyed to us by different channels.

‘The veins are converging channels.’; ‘At best, he is but a channel to convey to the National assembly such matter as may import that body to know.’;

Streamverb

move in large numbers;

‘people were pouring out of the theater’; ‘beggars pullulated in the plaza’;

Channelnoun

A gutter; a groove, as in a fluted column.

Streamverb

rain heavily;

‘Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!’;

Channelnoun

Flat ledges of heavy plank bolted edgewise to the outside of a vessel, to increase the spread of the shrouds and carry them clear of the bulwarks.

Streamverb

flow freely and abundantly;

‘Tears streamed down her face’;

Channelnoun

official routes of communication, especially the official means by which information should be transmitted in a bureaucracy; as, to submit a request through channels; you have to go through channels.

Streamnoun

a small, narrow river

‘a perfect trout stream’;

Channelnoun

a band of electromagnetic wave frequencies that is used for one-way or two-way radio communication; especially, the frequency bands assigned by the FTC for use in television broadcasting, and designated by a specific number; as, channel 2 in New York is owned by CBS.

Streamnoun

a continuous flow of liquid, air, or gas

‘Frank blew out a stream of smoke’; ‘the blood gushed out in scarlet streams’;

Channelnoun

one of the signals in an electronic device which receives or sends more than one signal simultaneously, as in stereophonic radios, records, or CD players, or in measuring equipment which gathers multiple measurements simultaneously.

Streamnoun

a mass of people or things moving continuously in the same direction

‘there is a steady stream of visitors’;

Channelnoun

an opening in a cell membrane which serves to actively transport or allow passive transport of substances across the membrane; as, an ion channel in a nerve cell.

Streamnoun

a large number of things that happen or come one after the other

‘a woman screamed a stream of abuse’;

Channelnoun

a path for transmission of signals between devices within a computer or between a computer and an external device; as, a DMA channel.

Streamnoun

a continuous flow of data or instructions, typically one having a constant or predictable rate.

Channelverb

To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove.

‘No more shall trenching war channel her fields.’;

Streamnoun

a continuous flow of video and audio material transmitted or received over the Internet.

Channelverb

To course through or over, as in a channel.

Streamnoun

a group in which schoolchildren of the same age and ability are taught.

‘children in the top streams’;

Channelnoun

a path over which electrical signals can pass;

‘a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company’;

Streamverb

(of liquid, air, gas, etc.) run or flow in a continuous current in a specified direction

‘she sat with tears streaming down her face’; ‘sunlight streamed through the windows’;

Channelnoun

a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through;

‘the fields were crossed with irrigation channels’; ‘gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street’;

Streamverb

(of a mass of people or things) move in a continuous flow in a specified direction

‘he was watching the taxis streaming past’;

Channelnoun

a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)

Streamverb

run with tears, sweat, or other liquid

‘I woke up in the night, streaming with sweat’; ‘his mouth was streaming blood’; ‘my eyes were streaming’;

Channelnoun

a deep and relatively narrow body of water (as in a river or a harbor or a strait linking two larger bodies) that allows the best passage for vessels;

‘the ship went aground in the channel’;

Streamverb

(of hair, clothing, etc.) float or wave at full extent in the wind

‘her black cloak streamed behind her’;

Channelnoun

(often plural) a means of communication or access;

‘it must go through official channels’; ‘lines of communication were set up between the two firms’;

Streamverb

transmit or receive (data, especially video and audio material) over the Internet as a steady, continuous flow.

Channelnoun

a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance;

‘the tear duct was obstructed’; ‘the alimentary canal’; ‘poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs’;

Streamverb

put (schoolchildren) in groups of the same age and ability to be taught together.

‘in the coming school year, we were to be streamed’;

Channelnoun

a television station and its programs;

‘a satellite TV channel’; ‘surfing through the channels’; ‘they offer more than one hundred channels’;

Stream

A stream is a body of water with surface water flowing within the bed and banks of a channel. The flow of a stream is controlled by three inputs – surface water, subsurface water and groundwater.

Channelnoun

a way of selling a company's product either directly or via distributors;

‘possible distribution channels are wholesalers or small retailers or retail chains or direct mailers or your own stores’;

Channelverb

transmit or serve as the medium for transmission;

‘Sound carries well over water’; ‘The airwaves carry the sound’; ‘Many metals conduct heat’;

Channelverb

direct the flow of;

‘channel infomartion towards a broad audience’;

Channelverb

send from one person or place to another;

‘transmit a message’;

Channelnoun

a length of water wider than a strait, joining two larger areas of water, especially two seas.

Channelnoun

the English Channel

‘the movement has spread across the Channel’;

Channelnoun

a navigable passage in a stretch of water otherwise unsafe for vessels

‘buoys marked the safe limits of the channel’;

Channelnoun

a hollow bed for a natural or artificial waterway

‘the river is confined in a narrow channel’;

Channelnoun

a band of frequencies used in radio and television transmission, especially as used by a particular station.

Channelnoun

a service or station using a channel of frequencies

‘a new television channel’;

Channelnoun

a method or system for communication or distribution

‘some companies have a variety of sales channels’; ‘they didn't apply through the proper channels’;

Channelnoun

an electric circuit which acts as a path for a signal

‘an audio channel’;

Channelnoun

the semiconductor region in a field-effect transistor that forms the main current path between the source and the drain.

Channelnoun

a tubular passage or duct for liquid

‘fish eggs have a small channel called the micropyle’;

Channelverb

direct towards a particular end or object

‘the council is to channel public funds into training schemes’;

Channelverb

cause to pass along or through a specified route or medium

‘many countries channel their aid through charities’;

Channelverb

(of a person) serve as a medium for (a spirit)

‘she was channelling the spirit of Billie Holiday’;

Channelverb

emulate or seem to be inspired by

‘Meg Ryan plays Avery as if she's channelling Nicole Kidman’;

Channelverb

form channels or grooves in

‘pottery with a distinctive channelled decoration’;

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