Meaning of MODEM in English

I. noun Etymology: modulator + demodulator Date: circa 1952 a device that converts signals produced by one type of device (as a computer) to a form compatible with another (as a telephone), II. transitive verb Date: 1984 to send (as data) via a ~

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