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MODEM

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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 


MODEM (noun)


Sense 1modem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line

Classified under:

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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