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broadband

[brawd-band] /ˈbrɔdˌbænd/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or responsive to a continuous, wide range of frequencies.
Compare sharp (def 23).
2.
relating to or denoting a type of high-speed data transmission in which the bandwidth is shared by more than one simultaneous signal:
Broadband Internet technologies are superior to dial-up connections for streaming video.
noun
3.
broadband transmission.
4.
a broadband Internet connection.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; broad + band2
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broadband

/ˈbrɔːdˌbænd/
noun
1.
a transmission technique using a wide range of frequencies that enables messages to be sent simultaneously, used in fast internet connections See also baseband
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broadband

n.

type of high-speed Internet access widely available from 2006, from broad (adj.) + band (n.1).

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broadbands' in Culture

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In communications technology, the ability to send many signals over a single cable or other such communication medium. Broadband technology allows enormous amounts of data, such as that for movie videos, to be transferred over limited information infrastructure.

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