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Definition: BitTorrent is a leading P2P network system for the download of movies, software, music and other large files over the Internet.

The BitTorrent network is designed to support simultaneous upload and download involving many people, sometimes called "swarms." Its efficient network bandwidth utilization makes BitTorrent a great choice for those looking to download a large movie file, music file, or open software package that is currently being shared on the Internet.

Like other P2P networks, Bit Torrent requires use of a software client to download a file. However, the BitTorrent client and protocol do not support searching for P2P files. Instead, BitTorrent users must search on Web sites for music, movies and other file references called torrents.

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Also Known As: Bit Torrent

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