Transfer vs Sneakernet - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between transfer and sneakernet

is that transfer is (uncountable) the act of conveying or removing something from one place, person or thing to another while sneakernet is (computing|informal|humorous) a method of transferring a computer file from one computer to another by copying it to a floppy disk or some other external storage, carrying the disk to the other computer and installing it there, in contrast with electronic methods used by networked computers to transfer data.

As a verb transfer

is to move or pass from one place, person or thing to another.

transfer

Verb

(transferr)
  • To move or pass from one place, person or thing to another.
  • to transfer''' the laws of one country to another; to '''transfer suspicion
  • To convey the impression of (something) from one surface to another.
  • to transfer drawings or engravings to a lithographic stone
  • To be or become transferred.
  • (legal) To arrange for something to belong to or be officially controlled by somebody else.
  • The title to land is transferred by deed.

    Synonyms

    * carry over, move, onpass * (convey impression of from one surface to another) copy, transpose * (to be or become transferred)

    Derived terms

    * transferee * transferor

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The act of conveying or removing something from one place, person or thing to another.
  • (countable) An instance of conveying or removing from one place, person or thing to another; a transferal.
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  • (countable) A design conveyed by contact from one surface to another; a heat transfer.
  • A soldier removed from one troop, or body of troops, and placed in another.
  • (medicine) A pathological process by which a unilateral morbid condition on being abolished on one side of the body makes its appearance in the corresponding region upon the other side.
  • Synonyms

    * (act) transferal, transference * (instance) transferal

    Usage notes

    * In the United Kingdom education system the noun is used to define a move from one school to another, for example from primary school to secondary school. Contrast with transition which is used to define any move within or between schools, for example, a move from one year group to the next.

    sneakernet

    English

    Noun

  • (computing, informal, humorous) A method of transferring a computer file from one computer to another by copying it to a floppy disk or some other external storage, carrying the disk to the other computer and installing it there, in contrast with electronic methods used by networked computers to transfer data.
  • English retronyms