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 in a Sentence
The modem has a bandwidth of 56 kilobits per second.
Graphics use more bandwidth than text does.
Recent Examples of bandwidth from the Web
While that is going on I really won't have any extra bandwidth for her.
The divisions in our country take up countless hours of cable TV bandwidth and Internet argument.
In their work, the lab uses about 1.2 terabytes of bandwidth a day to ensure that modeling is done in a timely manner.
And the White House is perfectly comfortable with media consolidation — when such mergers increase the bandwidth of pro-Trump outlets.
In the case of GX Aviation (the name of the product used by aircraft to connect to the Global Xpress satellites) each end point has access to 50Mbps of downstream bandwidth and 1Mbps upload (sending data to a satellite is still really painful).
Spots have their own dedicated wedge of spectrum and bandwidth, to reduce interference and congestion.
The broadband companies can accomplish this by deliberately slowing down sites that offer streaming video and other services that eat up a lot of bandwidth.
Communication with programmers can be delayed by hours, thanks to issues with bandwidth and the alignment of relay satellites and antennas.
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First Known Use of bandwidth
BANDWIDTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bandwidth for English Language Learners
: a measurement of the ability of an electronic communications device or system (such as a computer network) to send and receive information
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