|Noun||1.||asynchronous transfer mode - a means of digital communications that is capable of very high speeds; suitable for transmission of images or voice or video as well as data; "ATM is used for both LAN and WAN"|
|(communications)||Asynchronous Transfer Mode - (ATM, or "fast packet") A method for the
dynamic allocation of bandwidth using a fixed-size packet
(called a cell).|
See also ATM Forum, Wideband ATM.