Definition of modem in English:
A combined device for modulation and demodulation, for example, between the digital data of a computer and the analogue signal of a telephone line.
- For example: a modem driver allows the modem inside your computer work with Windows.
- The receiving modem translates the analog signals back to digital form.
- Another device that is very handy is a voice modem with telephone recording software.
verb[with object and adverbial of direction] Back to top
1950s: blend of modulator and demodulator.
The term modem is a blend of modulator and demodulator.
Words that rhyme with modemproem • idem • diadem
Definition of modem in:
- US English dictionary
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