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mo·dem

 (mō′dəm)
n.
A device that transmits and receives data using a modulated carrier wave. Modems are used to establish network and internet connections.

[mo(dulator) + dem(odulator).]

modem

(ˈməʊdɛm)
n
(Computer Science) computing a device for connecting two computers by a telephone line, consisting of a modulator that converts computer signals into audio signals and a corresponding demodulator
[C20: from mo(dulator) dem(odulator)]

mo•dem

(ˈmoʊ dəm, -dɛm)
n.
1. an electronic device that makes possible the transmission of data to or from a computer via telephone or other communication lines.
v.i., v.t.
2. to connect or connect to by modem.
[1955–60; mo(dulator)-dem(odulator)]

mo·dem

(mō′dəm)
A device for transmitting and receiving data, usually in digital form, over telephone wires. Modems send data by converting it into an audio signal and receive it by converting audio signals into data.

modem

1. Modulator/demodulator, a device that converts computer signals into a form that can be transmitted down telephone lines.
2. Short for modulator/demodulator. Converts computer signals into a form that can be transmitted down telephone lines.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.modem - (from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone linemodem - (from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line
acoustic modem - a modem that converts electrical signals to telephone tones and back again
electronic equipment - equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor)
Translations
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(ˈmoudem) noun
a device attached to a computer that enables the transfer of data to or from a computer through telephone lines.

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