characters per second

Definitions

Computing

  • noun the number of characters that are transmitted or printed per second

Electronics

  • The number of characters per second that a non-laser printer can print. The speed of laser printers is usually measured in pages per minute.
  • A measure of the maximum speed at which data can travel between devices, or over a communications channel. For instance, it can describe the rate at which a disk drive can transfer data.
  • The rate at which data actually travels between devices, or over a communications channel.
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