Baud Definition

bôd
noun
A unit of signaling speed in telegraphic code.
Webster's New World
A unit of data-transmission speed equal to the number of changes per second in a signal.
Webster's New World
The number of bits per second transmitted in a given computer system.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
baud rate

Other Word Forms of Baud

Noun

Singular:
baud
Plural:
bauds

Origin of Baud

  • Borrowing from French baud. Named for French inventor Jean-Maurice-Émile Baudot (1845-1903).

    From Wiktionary

  • After Jean Maurice Emile Baudot (1845–1903), French engineer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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