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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
Translations of “bandwidth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 頻寬, 頻帶, 波段寬度…
in Russian а…
in Turkish dalga genişliği, bant aralığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 带宽, 频带, 波段宽度…
in Polish przepustowość, szerokośćpasma…
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