Definition of bandwidth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbændwɪdθ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈbændwɪdθ//
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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] a band of frequencies used for sending electronic signals bandwidths in the range of 50–70 Hz
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] a measurement of the amount of information that a particular computer network or Internet connection can send in a particular time. It is often measured in bits per second. You need to upgrade to a higher bandwidth to increase your download limits. See related entries: Using the Internet
  3. 3[uncountable] the energy or capacity that you need to do something The team does not have the bandwidth to take on new projects at the moment.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bandwidth