Simple Definition of bandwidth
: a measurement of the ability of an electronic communications device or system (such as a computer network) to send and receive information
Full Definition of bandwidth
1 : a range within a band of wavelengths, frequencies, or energies; especially : a range of radio frequencies which is occupied by a modulated carrier wave, which is assigned to a service, or over which a device can operate
2 : the capacity for data transfer of an electronic communications system <graphics consume more bandwidth than text does>; especially : the maximum data transfer rate of such a system <a bandwidth of 56 kilobits per second>
Examples of bandwidth
The modem has a bandwidth of 56 kilobits per second.
Graphics use more bandwidth than text does.
First Known Use of bandwidth
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