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What does BANDWIDTH stand for?

What is the meaning of BANDWIDTH? What does the acronym BANDWIDTH mean?

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Bandwidth has several related meanings:

  • Bandwidth (signal processing) or analog bandwidth, frequency bandwidth or radio bandwidth: a measure of the width of a range of frequencies, measured in hertz
  • Bandwidth (computing) or digital bandwidth: a rate of data transfer, bit rate or throughput, measured in bits per second (bps)
  • Spectral linewidth: the width of an atomic or molecular spectral line, measured in hertz

Bandwidth can also refer to:

  • Bandwidth (linear algebra), the width of the non-zero terms around the diagonal of a matrix
  • In kernel density estimation, "bandwidth" describes the width of the convolution kernel used
  • A normative expected range of linguistic behavior in language expectancy theory
  • In business jargon, the resources needed to complete a task or project
  • Bandwidth (radio program): A Canadian radio program
  • Graph bandwidth, in graph theory


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