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8. The Stream API

Iuliana Cosmina1 
Edinburgh, UK
The term stream has more than one meaning, as explained on Dictionary.com.
  • a body of water flowing in a channel or watercourse, as a river, rivulet, or brook

  • a steady current in water, as in a river or the ocean

  • any flow of water or other liquid or fluid

  • a current or flow of air, gas, or the like

  • a continuous flow or succession of anything

  • prevailing direction; drift

  • In digital technology - a flow of data, as an audio broadcast, a movie, or live video, transmitted smoothly and continuously from a source to a computer, mobile device, and so forth.

In the software development context the definitions ...

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