acoustic coupler


noun Computers.

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

Nearby words

  1. acouasm,
  2. acouchi,
  3. acousma,
  4. acoustic,
  5. acoustic aphasia,
  6. acoustic feature,
  7. acoustic feedback,
  8. acoustic guitar,
  9. acoustic impedance,
  10. acoustic inertance

Origin of acoustic coupler

First recorded in 1965–70

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British Dictionary definitions for acoustic coupler

acoustic coupler

noun

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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