2. [syn: congestion, over-crowding]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Congestion \Con*ges"tion\ (?; 106), n. [L. congestio: cf. F.
1. The act of gathering into a heap or mass; accumulation.
The congestion of dead bodies one upon another.
2. (Med.) Overfullness of the capillary and other blood
vessels, etc., in any locality or organ (often producing
other morbid symptoms); local hyper[ae]mia, active or
passive; as, arterial congestion; venous congestion;
congestion of the lungs.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: excessive accumulation of blood or other fluid in a body
2: excessive crowding; "traffic congestion" [syn: congestion,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
86 Moby Thesaurus words for "congestion":
amplitude, bar, barrier, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut, block,
blockade, blockage, bottleneck, cecum, choking, choking off, clog,
closeness, compactness, congestedness, consistence, consistency,
constipation, costiveness, crowdedness, cul-de-sac, dead end,
denseness, density, embolism, embolus, engorgement, firmness,
flood tide, full, fullness, gluiness, glut, gorge, hardness,
high tide, high water, hyperemia, impasse, impediment,
impenetrability, impermeability, impletion, imporosity,
incompressibility, infarct, infarction, jam, jammedness, obstacle,
obstipation, obstruction, overbrimming, overburden, overcharge,
overflow, overfreight, overfullness, overload, overspill,
overweight, plenitude, plethora, relative density, repletion,
satiety, saturation, saturation point, sealing off, solidity,
solidness, specific gravity, spissitude, spring tide, stop,
stoppage, strangulation, supersaturation, surcharge, surfeit,
thickness, viscidity, viscosity, viscousness
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
The condition that arises when the amount of
data that senders want to send down a communication channel
exceeds its capacity. Typically this will result in some
packets being delayed, thus increasing the average latency.