\ ˈbȯd How to pronounce baud (audio) , ˈbäd, British ˈbōd \
plural baud also bauds

Definition of baud

: a variable unit of data transmission speed (such as one bit per second)

Examples of baud in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Text messages often go as slow as 20 baud, or 20 bits per second. Jim Clash, Forbes, 20 Mar. 2021 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. Brad King, WIRED, 9 Feb. 2001

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First Known Use of baud

1931, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baud

baud (telegraphic transmission speed unit), from J. M. E. Baudot †1903 French inventor

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“Baud.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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