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modem

 [mo´dem]
a hardware device that converts digital signals from a computer or computer terminal to and from analog signals for transmission along communication lines.

modem

[mō′dəm]
abbreviation for modulate/demodulate. It is a device for transforming serial binary numbers into an audible tone, and vice versa, for transmission over a telephone line to another computer.

modem

Informatics
A device that converts digital data into analogue data for transmission by telephone via copper cable lines.

modem

Modulator/demodulator Online An acoustic coupling device that converts a computer's digital signals to analog signals, allowing transmission of data through standard telephone lines. See Cable modem, Codec.

modem,

n (modulator/demodulator), a device that converts data from a form compatible with computer manipulation to a form compatible with transmission equipment and vice versa.
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An acoustical radio modem to facilitate dial-up access if necessary.
Delivering subscribers unprecedented choice, these new add-on services build on the success of the basic Netscape dial-up internet service package, an affordably priced dial-up access service for consumers who want a reliable and low-cost way to get online.
The FreedomLink service will enable these customers to use laptop computers and personal digital assistants to wirelessly connect to the Internet and corporate networks at speeds 50 to 100 times as fast as a dial-up connection.
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Concerning the vital issue of internet connection speed, Cypriots are very well provided for with no dial-ups and long lag times for the majority on the island, as 87.
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