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A unit of data transfer speed equal to one change in a carrier signal per second. Since most data transmission schemes transfer more than one bit of data with each change in the carrier signal, one baud is usually equal to several bits per second.
[After Jean Maurice Emile Baudot (1845-1903), French engineer.]
(Units) a unit used to measure the speed of electronic code transmissions, equal to one unit interval per second
[C20: named after J. M. E. Baudot (1845–1903), French inventor]
a unit used to measure the speed of signaling or data transfer, equal to the number of pulses or bits per second: baud rate.
[1925–30; after J.M.E. Baudot (1845–1903), French inventor]
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|Noun||1.||baud - (computer science) a data transmission rate (bits/second) for modems|
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
information measure - a system of measurement of information based on the probabilities of the events that convey information