- noun a measure of the number of signal changes transmitted per second
- In data transmission, a unit of measure equal to one bit per second.
- 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.
(written as Baud)