an electronic device that makes possible the transmission of data to or from a computer via telephone or other communication lines.
to send or receive (information, data, or the like) via a modem.
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How to use modem in a sentence
A Cox spokesperson told Ars that James and similar customers can keep their 30Mbps upload speeds if they upgrade to a newer modem.Cox cuts some users’ uploads from 30Mbps to 10Mbps—here’s how to avoid it | Jon Brodkin | February 11, 2021 | Ars Technica
Swarm’s offering uses embedded modems also designed and built by the company – the Swarm Tile, a tiny, low-powered modem that’s designed for maximum compatibility.Swarm’s low-cost satellite data network is now available to commercial clients | Darrell Etherington | February 9, 2021 | TechCrunch
Our satellite communications link had less bandwidth than my dial-up modem in the 1990s and we were permitted to send text-only emails to friends and family at certain times and in certain locations so as not to risk being detected.How a Nuclear Submarine Officer Learned to Live in Tight Quarters - Issue 94: Evolving | Steve Weiner | December 30, 2020 | Nautilus
A single modem as the source of your online connection often isn’t enough to get the power and consistency that you need.
Switching to its own chips could enable Apple to introduce faster computers more quickly, help lower its costs, and allow for new features like laptops with cellular modems and multiday battery life.What’s expected at Apple’s just announced virtual event on Nov. 10 | Aaron Pressman | November 2, 2020 | Fortune
It seems a paltry acknowledgment of the man who created the modem Congress.Memo: The Aaron Sorkin Model of Political Discourse Doesn't Actually Work | Megan McArdle | April 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
What's more, the 3.1 upgrade finally kills the iPhone's ability to be tethered to computers and used as a modem.
My son has agreed to give his daughter to the Prince of modem, at which I very sincerely rejoice.The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete | Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
The modem reader may form his own estimate of the poet's art, and that estimate will probably not be high.Four Arthurian Romances | Chretien DeTroyes
I published a few book on the Internet and they can be freely downloaded by anyone who has a computer or a modem.After the Rain | Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for modem
computing a device for connecting two computers by a telephone line, consisting of a modulator that converts computer signals into audio signals and a corresponding demodulator
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Scientific definitions for modem
A device for transmitting and receiving digital data over telephone wires. Modems send data by converting it into audio signals and receive it by converting audio signals back into digital form. The speed at which modems transmit data is measured in bps (bits per second).
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Cultural definitions for modem
A device that links a personal computer to a telephone line, so that the computer can receive information from other computers.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.