Definition of broadband
1 : operating at, responsive to, or comprising a wide band of frequencies a broadband radio antenna
2 : of, relating to, or being a high-speed communications network and especially one in which a frequency range is divided into multiple independent channels for simultaneous transmission of signals (such as voice, data, or video)
Recent Examples of broadband from the Web
The Basin is the nation’s second-largest natural gas field, and for miles in every direction, gas compressors are running more or less constantly, filling the desert with their eerie, broadband roar.
Such attacks have become more common in recent years as broadband Internet connections have increased.
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First Known Use of broadband
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Definition of broadband for Students
: a high-speed electronic network that carries more than one type of communication (as Internet and cable television signals)
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