baud

[bawd]
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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

1925–30; named after J. M. E. Baudot (1845–1903), French inventor
Can be confusedbaud bawd
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British Dictionary definitions for baud

baud

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for baud
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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