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



BrE BrE//ˈməʊdem//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊdem//
Computer hardware
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a device that connects one computer system to another using a telephone line so that data can be sent See related entries: Computer hardware Word Origin1950s: blend of modulator and demodulator.Extra examples Data is transmitted via a modem link to the central office. You can send the files to us on disk or via modem. You can send the files to us via modem.
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