Definition of bandwidth in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbandˌwidTH/


1The range of frequencies within a given band, in particular that used for transmitting a signal.
Example sentences
  • Since kinetic energy increases with increasing frequency, the bandwidth of the low-frequency regime is limited.
  • Once the installation vibrations have been mitigated, low-cost gyros need to have bandwidths in the range of 50-70 Hz for adequate processing of high-frequency components of flight angular motion.
  • Monetarists believe that money supply should be kept within an acceptable bandwidth so that levels of inflation can be controlled.
1.1The transmission capacity of a computer network or other telecommunication system.
Example sentences
  • In a period of two weeks we measured the bandwidth of 54,845 peers downloading over a hundred newly injected files.
  • As the sheer amount of bandwidth running across public networks increases, so do power requirements.
  • It is also the amount of cache memory rather than the memory bandwidth that determines the speed of the system in popular games.
2The energy or mental capacity required to deal with a situation: he lives alone, and says he doesn’t have the bandwidth to handle a steady relationship
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  • I guess for the most part of this year I felt like I don't have a lot of bandwidth to deal with all of that.
  • Driving a car eats up a lot more mental bandwidth than sitting on a plane.
  • With a little more mental bandwidth this summer, I started re-viewing the earliest footage we shot for my grandfather's documentary.
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