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Definition of "modem" []

  • A device for transmitting usually digital data over telephone wires by modulating the data into an audio signal to send it and demodulating an audio signal into data to receive it. (noun)
  • To transmit or be transmitted by a modem. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "modem" in a sentence
  • "The modem is $20 with a two-year contract commitment, so the difference is $110."
  • "With a Comcast user interface called Grand Slam, Eliason can enter the phone number to check whether PrinceValiant's modem is functioning, But before the exploration begins, PrinceValiant tweets that his service is working again."
  • "They also determined that our DSL modem is out of date, and overnighted us a new modem to arrive tomorrow."