Definition of baud in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɔːd/

noun (plural same or bauds)

Computing & Telecommunications
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.
Example sentences
  • This is our world now, the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud.
  • The serial line initializes the serial port to the proper baud and settings.
  • Traditional GSM data access gives the user a maximum of 9600 baud over its radio coding scheme.


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

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