modem definition

  • noun:
    • A device for transferring often electronic data over phone cables by modulating the information into an audio sign to deliver it and demodulating an audio signal into data to receive it.
    • a tool that encodes electronic computer system signals into analog/analogue telephone indicators and vice versa and permits computer systems to communicate over a phone range.
    • a digital unit that converts electronic signals into sound waves, and sound waves into electronic signals, always transmit information between computers by the use of ordinary phone outlines; also referred to as modulator-demodulator. The speed of transmission of data by a modem is usually measured in products of baud, equivalent to bits per second.
    • (from a variety of MOdulate and DEModulate) digital gear comprising a device regularly link computers by a telephone line
  • verb-transitive:
    • To send or be transmitted by a modem.

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