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Meaning of BANDWIDTH

Pronunciation:  'band`width

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

The difference between the highest and lowest frequencies of a transmission channel (the width of its allocated band of frequencies).

The term is often used erroneously to mean data rate or capacity - the amount of data that is, or can be, sent through a given communications circuit per second.

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