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modem

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noun mo·dem \ˈmō-dəm also -ˌdem\

Simple Definition of modem

  • : a device that changes the form of electric signals so that information can be sent through telephone lines from one computer to another computer

Full Definition of modem

  1. :  a device that converts signals produced by one type of device (as a computer) to a form compatible with another (as a telephone)

Origin of modem

modulator + demodulator


First Known Use: circa 1952

Other Telecommunications Terms


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modem

verb mo·dem

Definition of modem

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to send (as data) via a modem



1984

First Known Use of modem

1984

Other Telecommunications Terms


MODEM Defined for Kids

modem

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noun mo·dem \ˈmō-dəm, -ˌdem\

Definition of modem

  1. :  a device that changes electrical signals from one form to another and is used especially to send or receive computer data over a telephone line





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