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adjective broad·band \ˈbrȯd-ˌband\

Definition of broadband

  1. 1 :  operating at, responsive to, or comprising a wide band of frequencies <a broadband radio antenna>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being a high-speed communications network and especially one in which a frequency range is divided into multiple independent channels for simultaneous transmission of signals (as voice, data, or video)

broadband

noun


1960

First Known Use of broadband

1960


BROADBAND Defined for Kids

broadband

noun broad·band \ˈbrȯd-ˌband\

Definition of broadband for Students

  1. :  a high-speed electronic network that carries more than one type of communication (as Internet and cable television signals)




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