Padding Definition

pădĭng
noun
The act of stuffing, filling, or lining.
American Heritage
Any soft material, as cotton, felt, etc., used to pad.
Webster's New World
The action of a person who pads.
Webster's New World
Unnecessary or irrelevant material put into a speech or piece of writing, making it longer.
Webster's New World
Something added, especially extraneously or fraudulently.
Put some padding in the résumé.
American Heritage
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In transmission, irrelevant material added to a data block, packet, or frame in order to fill it to a minimum size, to force certain fields of control data or user data into certain positions or sizes, or to prevent the user data from duplicating a bit pattern that has a specific control meaning. See also block, frame, and packet.

Webster's New World Telecom

In storage, irrelevant material, usually zero (0) bits, added to a data block in order to fill it to a minimum size, to force certain fields of control data or user data into certain positions or sizes, or to prevent the user data from duplicating a bit pattern that has a specific control meaning. See also block.

Webster's New World Telecom

In transmission, redundant, irrelevant bits, usually one (1) bits, appended to a bit stream in order to increase the bit rate or to maintain a session or connection during periods of inactivity. See also keep alive bits.

Webster's New World Telecom

In some synchronous protocols, such as binary synchronous communications (Bisync, or BSC), one or more optional characters that alert the receiving device of the transmission of a block of data and ensure that the receiving device is in sync with the data bits. See also BSC, protocol, and synchronous.

Webster's New World Telecom
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Other Word Forms of Padding

Noun

Singular:
padding
Plural:
paddings

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