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Shannon's theorem

(also Shannon's information theorem)

noun

A theorem defining the maximum capacity of a communication channel to carry information with no more than an arbitrary error rate, given the bandwidth and signal-to-noise ratio.

Origin

Mid 20th century: named after C. E. Shannon (see Shannon, Claude Elwood).

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