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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
bandwidthband‧width /ˈbændwɪdθ/ noun [uncountable] technical  the amount of information that can be carried through a telephone wire, computer connection etc at one time
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bandwidthAs bandwidth increases it will become easier and faster to download these movies.Network capacity is being expanded to meet the growing demand for high bandwidth products.These providers are often dial-up linkages of lower bandwidth when compared to telecom and cable highways.The more bandwidth such signals occupy, the more data they can carry; but the fewer signals can be sent.They use the narrowest bandwidth radio frequency, transmission and reception yet invented.The cost of all types of connections is often based on the amount of bandwidth.So companies have to compromise between the number of signals they transmit, and the bandwidth of each signal.But reference to bandwidth is meaningless unless it is qualified by distance of the run.
From Longman Business Dictionarybandwidthband‧width /ˈbændwɪdθ/ noun [countable usually singular]1COMPUTING a measurement of the amount of information that can be sent from one computer to another on the Internet in a particular length of timeGreater bandwidth capacity has increased take-up of interactive services such as home shopping and home banking.2informal a measure of human intelligence, especially the ability of businesspeople to understand things quickly, to see how things are related etcMany of the individuals in this book possess super-high bandwidth, incredible mental ability.
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