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datagram

datagram in Technology

A self-contained, independent entity of data carrying sufficient information to be routed from the source to the destination computer without reliance on earlier exchanges between this source and destination computer and the transporting network.
See also connectionless, frame, packet.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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