[ brawd-band ]
/ ˈbrɔdˌbænd /


of, relating to, or responsive to a continuous, wide range of frequencies.Compare sharp(def 23).
relating to or denoting a type of high-speed data transmission in which the bandwidth is shared by more than one simultaneous signal: Broadband Internet technologies are superior to dial-up connections for streaming video.


broadband transmission.
a broadband Internet connection.

Origin of broadband

First recorded in 1900–05; broad + band2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for broadband

/ (ˈbrɔːdˌbænd) /


a transmission technique using a wide range of frequencies that enables messages to be sent simultaneously, used in fast internet connectionsSee also baseband
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Culture definitions for broadband


In communications technology, the ability to send many signals over a single cable or other such communication medium. Broadband technology allows enormous amounts of data, such as that for movie videos, to be transferred over limited information infrastructure.

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