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1modem

noun mo·dem \ˈmō-dəm also -ˌdem\

: 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

:  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

Ethernet, intercept

2modem

verb

Definition of MODEM

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

First Known Use of MODEM

1984

Other Telecommunications Terms

Ethernet, intercept
MODEM Defined for Kids

modem

noun mo·dem \ˈmō-dəm, -ˌdem\

Definition of MODEM for Kids

:  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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