Adjective "baud" definition and examples

(Baud may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bɔːd/

Definitions and examples

noun

A unit of transmission speed equal to the number of times a signal changes state per second. For signals with only two possible states one baud is equivalent to one bit per second.
  1. 'This is our world now, the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud.'
  2. 'The Land Mobile Radio system provides intermixed digital voice and data transmission over multiple 9,600 baud, half-duplex channels.'

More definitions

1. a unit used to measure the speed of signaling or data transfer, equal to the number of pulses or bits per second: baud rate.

More examples(as adjective)

"rates can be baud."

Origin

1930s: coined in French from the name of Jean M. E. Baudot (1845–1903), French engineer who invented a telegraph printing system.