Definition of baud
: a variable unit of data transmission speed (such as one bit per second)
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Patterson and Lord then recorded their band’s music in MP2 format, translated the file into an ASCII test file, broke that into 26 separate pieces and spent about an hour uploading the pieces of music to the Internet using a 14.4 baud modem.
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Origin and Etymology of baud
baud (telegraphic transmission speed unit), from J. M. E. Baudot †1903 French inventor
First Known Use: 1931See Words from the same year
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