Meaning of MODEM in English

I. ˈmō-dəm also -ˌdem noun

Etymology: mo dulator + dem odulator

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 modem

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.