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a hardware device that converts digital signals from a computer or computer terminal to and from analog signals for transmission along communication lines.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A device that converts digital data into analogue data for transmission by telephone via copper cable lines.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
modemModulator/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.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.