Meaning of BAUD in English

n. (pl. same or bauds) Computing etc. 1 a unit used to express the speed of electronic code signals, corresponding to one information unit per second. 2 (loosely) a unit of data-transmission speed of one bit per second.

[ J. M. E. Baudot, Fr. engineer d. 1903 ]

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