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"bandwidth" in British English

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bandwidthnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈbænd.wɪtθ/
a ​measurement of the ​amount of ​information that can be ​sent between ​computers, through a ​phoneline, etc.: The ​system will ​handlesignals that need high bandwidth, for ​instance those that ​encode TV ​pictures. high-bandwidth services/​applications the ​range of frequencies used to ​sendinformation over a ​distance using ​phonewires in ​radio, the ​width of a ​particularwaveband
(Definition of bandwidth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bandwidth" in American English

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bandwidthnoun [U]

 us   /ˈbænd·wɪtθ, -wɪdθ/
the ​amount of ​information that can be ​sent over a ​networkconnection at one ​time: These ​streamingapplicationsswallowenormouschunks of bandwidth for ​longperiods of ​time. Bandwidth is also the ​amount of ​time, ​information, or ​influence that someone has: He has more bandwidth (= more ​influence) than any ​presidentialadviser has ​ever had in ​history.
(Definition of bandwidth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bandwidth" in Business English

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bandwidthnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈbændwitθ/ COMMUNICATIONS
the ​amount of ​information that can be ​sent between ​computers, over a ​phoneline, using radio ​signals, etc. in a particular ​amount of ​time: As ​prices for ​telecommunicationsservicesfall, ​demand for high bandwidthservices is ​increasing.
the ​range of frequencies (= ​numbers of ​wavesproduced in a particular ​amount of ​time) used to ​sendinformation over a distance using ​phonelines or radio ​signals: Text ​messagesrequire less bandwidth than ​phonecalls.
(Definition of bandwidth from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bandwidth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 带宽, 频带, 波段宽度…
in Turkish dalga genişliği, bant aralığı…
in Russian а…
in Chinese (Traditional) 頻寬, 頻帶, 波段寬度…
in Polish przepustowość, szerokośćpasma…
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