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English definition of “channel capacity”

channel capacity

noun [C or U]    
COMMUNICATIONS, IT the maximum rate at which data or other types of information can be carried over a cable or channel : the different channel capacities of wireless networks → See also bandwidth
(Definition of channel capacity noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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