acoustic coupler

noun Computers.

a modem designed to connect a telephone handset to a computer terminal or processor.

Origin of acoustic coupler

First recorded in 1965–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for acoustic coupler

acoustic coupler


computing a device converting computer-data signals into acoustic form for transmission down a telephone line, through the handset microphoneSee also modem
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