bandwidth

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noun band·width \ˈband-ˌwidth, -ˌwitth\

Definition of bandwidth

  1. 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. 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

  1. The modem has a bandwidth of 56 kilobits per second.

  2. Graphics use more bandwidth than text does.

1902

First Known Use of bandwidth

1902


BANDWIDTH Defined for English Language Learners

bandwidth

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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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