baud

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a measure of the number of signal changes transmitted per second

Computing

Construction

  • In data transmission, a unit of measure equal to one bit per second.

Electronics

  • A unit of data-transmission speed, which indicates as the number of signal changes per second during communication. This can be in the form of a voltage or frequency transition. This term is not synonymous with bits per second. For instance, if a 2,400 baud modem encodes 4 bits per signaling event, it can transmit 9,600 bits per second. Its abbreviation is b. Also called baud rate.
  • symbolb

Business

  • abbreviationBd
    (written as Baud)
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