bits per second

Definitions

Computing

Electronics

  • A measure of the transmission speed over a communications channel, such as that in a network. It represents the average number of bits transmitted per second. Higher multiples of bits are more frequently used for these measurements, and examples are kilobits per second, or gigabits per second. Its abbreviation is bps.
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Publishing

  • noun the rate at which information is sent, equal to the number of bits transmitted or received per second.
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