bandwidth

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

band +‎ width

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbændwɪdθ/, /ˈbændwɪtθ/

NounEdit

bandwidth ‎(plural bandwidths)

  1. The width, usually measured in hertz, of a frequency band.
    • 2010 October 30, Jim Giles, Jammed!, in New Scientist,
      But now is a good time to be bargaining for bandwidth, as the switch from analogue to digital television is freeing up space.
  2. Of a signal, the width of the smallest frequency band within which the signal can fit.
  3. (networking, informal) The rate of data flow in digital networks typically measured in bits per second; the bitrate.
  4. (informal) The capacity, energy or time required.
    I think it's a worthy project, but I just don't have the bandwidth right now.

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