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Dictionary entry overview: What does modem mean?
• MODEM (noun)
The noun MODEM has 1 sense:
1. (from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line
Familiarity information: MODEM used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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(from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line
Nouns denoting man-made objects
Hypernyms ("modem" is a kind of...):
electronic equipment (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "modem"):
acoustic modem (a modem that converts electrical signals to telephone tones and back again)
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