Meaning of modem

mo•dem

Pronunciation: (mō'dum, -dem), [key]
— Computers. Computers.
—n.
  1. an electronic device that makes possible the transmission of data to or from a computer via telephone or other communication lines.
—v.t.
  1. to send or receive (information, data, or the like) via a modem.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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