modulator-demodulator
modem mo"dem (m[=o]"d[e^]m), n. [by shortening from modulator-demodulator.] An electronic device that converts electronic signals into sound waves, and sound waves into electronic signals, used to transmit information between computers by the use of ordinary telephone lines; also called {modulator-demodulator}; as, the latest modems can transmit data at 56,000 baud over a clear telephone line. The speed of transmission of information by a modem is usually measured in units of {baud}, equivalent to bits per second. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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