Definition of baud in English:

baud

Syllabification: baud
Pronunciation: /bôd
 
/

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 one baud is equivalent to one bit per second.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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