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English definition of “bandwidth”

bandwidth

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/ˈbændwitθ/ COMMUNICATIONS
the amount of information that can be sent between computers, over a phone line, using radio signals, etc. in a particular amount of time: As prices for telecommunications services fall, demand for high bandwidth services is increasing.
the range of frequencies (= numbers of waves produced in a particular amount of time) used to send information over a distance using phone lines or radio signals: Text messages require less bandwidth than phone calls.
→ See also channel capacity
(Definition of bandwidth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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