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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bandwidth 
  n  :  a  data  transmission  rate;  the  maximum  amount  of  information 
  (bits/second)  that  can  be  transmitted  along  a  channel 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  bandwidth  n.  1.  [common]  Used  by  hackers  (in  a  generalization 
  of  its  technical  meaning)  as  the  volume  of  information  per  unit  time 
  that  a  computer,  person,  or  transmission  medium  can  handle.  "Those  are 
  amazing  graphics,  but  I  missed  some  of  the  detail  --  not  enough  bandwidth, 
  I  guess."  Compare  {low-bandwidth}.  This  generalized  usage  began  to 
  go  mainstream  after  the  Internet  population  explosion  of  1993-1994. 
  2.  Attention  span.  3.  On  {Usenet},  a  measure  of  network  capacity  that 
  is  often  wasted  by  people  complaining  about  how  items  posted  by  others 
  are  a  waste  of  bandwidth. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  bandwidth 
 
    1.  The  difference  between  the  highest  and 
  lowest  frequencies  of  a  transmission  channel. 
 
  2.  The  amount  of  {data}  that  can  be  sent  through  a  given 
  communications  circuit  per  second 
 
  3.  On  {Usenet},  a  measure  of  network  capacity  that  is  often 
  wasted  by  people  complaining  about  how  items  posted  by  others 
  are  a  waste  of  bandwidth. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-11-28) 
 
 




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