One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A combined device for modulation and demodulation, for example, between the digital data of a computer and the analogue signal of a telephone line.
- ‘These reports expanded the analysis to include not only computers and modems but also Internet connectivity.’
- ‘Telephone lines are tapped, and fax machines, modems, computers and satellite dishes have to be registered with the government.’
- ‘So it supplemented the existing database on telephones with a profile of computers and modems.’
- ‘Since all of Taiwan is wired for telephone use, anyone with a modem and computer can get on the Internet.’
- ‘An army of teleworkers has sprung up, equipped with computers, modems and ISDN lines, and ready to do business.’
- ‘The modem decodes the analog data signal and converts it to a digital signal.’
- ‘Unfortunately, it doesn't take an awful lot of voltage to punch holes in the delicate electronics we're using in our modems and computers.’
- ‘For example: a modem driver allows the modem inside your computer work with Windows.’
- ‘As prices drop and adoption increases, all computers will include ADSL modems.’
- ‘Should you go for a modem for one computer or a router to share the connection between more than one?’
- ‘In addition, four USB ports are available for connection to a variety of peripheral devices such as printers, modems or external storage devices.’
- ‘Many of these devices can access wireless networks or use the cell signal as a modem line.’
- ‘Computers that don't share a local network talk to each other through telephone lines using modems.’
- ‘It was only when the price of a modem dropped below $35 that PC manufacturers decided to bundle modems into all new computers.’
- ‘The receiving modem translates the analog signals back to digital form.’
- ‘High voltages can enter your computer through the phone line connected to the modem.’
- ‘With a network server there is no need for separate modems and telephone lines.’
- ‘This suggests the spammers are using Internet connections at work or connecting modems to worklace telephone lines.’
- ‘Another device that is very handy is a voice modem with telephone recording software.’
- ‘With computers, modems, e-mails and Web sites, the world has become smaller, which allows you to tell more people who you are and what you do.’
with object and adverbial of direction Send (data) by modem.‘Iva and Bill were modeming new programs to New Orleans’
- ‘Run a report of the tally from the polling place before phoning, modeming or driving anything to the county.’
- ‘They will modem in to work from locations very distant from central headquarters.’
1950s: blend of modulator and demodulator.
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