modem

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

modulator-demodulator \mod"u*la'tor-de'mod"u*la'tor\, noun An electronic device that converts electronic signals into sound waves, and sound waves into electronic signals, used to transmit information between computers by the use of ordinary telephone lines; usually called a {modem}. [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

modem \mo"dem\ (m[=o]"d[e^]m), noun [by shortening from modulator-demodulator.] An electronic device that converts electronic signals into sound waves, and sound waves into electronic signals, used to transmit information between computers by the use of ordinary telephone lines; also called {modulator-demodulator}; as, the latest modems can transmit data at 56,000 baud over a clear telephone line. The speed of transmission of information by a modem is usually measured in units of {baud}, equivalent to bits per second. [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

modem

noun

1: (from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line


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