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 for connection-oriented
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  connection-oriented
  stream-oriented
  
      (Or connection-based, stream-oriented).  A type of
     transport layer data communication service that allows a host
     to send data in a continuous stream to another host.  The
     transport service will guarantee that all data will be delivered
     to the other end in the same order as sent and without
     duplication.  Communication proceeds through three well-defined
     phases: connection establishment, data transfer, connection
     release.  The most common example is Transmission Control
     Protocol (TCP), another is ATM.
  
     The network nodes at either end needs to inform all intermediate
     nodes about their service requirements and traffic parameters in
     order to establish communication.
  
     Opposite of connectionless, datagram.  See also circuit
     switching, packet switching, virtual circuit.
  
     (2014-11-27)
  

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