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In connection-oriented communication, a data stream is a sequence of digitally encoded coherent signals (packets of data or data packets) used to transmit or receive information that is in the process of being transmitted.[1]

Formal definitionEdit

In a formal way, a data stream is any ordered pair   where:

  1.   is a sequence of tuples and
  2.   is a sequence of positive real time intervals.

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