Meaning of BAUD in English

A unit of signaling speed equivalent to the number of discrete conditions or siganl elements per second. Multiple bits can be used to characterize individual parameters within one baud; for example, 9600 bits per second at a rate of 2400 baud = 4 bits per baud. Even though it may not be true in every case, most of the time people express baud rate in bits per second.

DAX English glossary of key connectivity terms.      Английский глоссарий основных терминов по коммуникациям DAX.