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baud

[bawd] /bɔd/
noun, Telecommunications.
1.
a unit used to measure the speed of signaling or data transfer, equal to the number of pulses or bits per second:
baud rate.
Origin of baud
1925-1930
1925-30; named after J. M. E. Baudot (1845-1903), French inventor
Can be confused
baud, bawd.
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baud

/bɔːd/
noun
1.
a unit used to measure the speed of electronic code transmissions, equal to one unit interval per second
Word Origin
C20: named after J. M. E. Baudot (1845–1903), French inventor
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n.

1932, originally a unit of speed in telegraphy, coined in French in 1929 in honor of French inventor and engineer Jean-Maurice-Émile Baudot (1845-1903), who designed a telegraph printing system.

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