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Definition of bandwidth

bandwidth

noun - uncountable

  • a person's work capacity.
    I don't have enough bandwidth to take on any new clients.

    Last edited on Jul 24 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

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  • From "bandwidth" as a measure of the rate of data transfer ("throughput") that a digital medium can handle.

    Last edited on Nov 04 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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