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baud

[ bawd ]
/ bɔd /
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noun Telecommunications, Computers.
a unit used to measure the speed of signaling or data transfer, equal to the number of pulses or bits per second: baud rate.
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Origin of baud

First recorded in 1925–30; named after J. M. E. Baudot (1845–1903), French inventor

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH baud

baud , bawd
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British Dictionary definitions for baud

baud
/ (bɔːd) /

noun
a unit used to measure the speed of electronic code transmissions, equal to one unit interval per second

Word Origin for baud

C20: named after J. M. E. Baudot (1845–1903), French inventor
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