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bandwidth

noun band·width \ˈband-ˌwidth\

: 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

  1. The modem has a bandwidth of 56 kilobits per second.
  2. Graphics use more bandwidth than text does.

First Known Use of BANDWIDTH

1930

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