• WordNet 3.6
    • n modem (from a combination of MOdulate and DEModulate) electronic equipment consisting of a device used to connect computers by a telephone line
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In literature:

Modems connect computers to phones and thus to each other.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
In military numbers, the ancients far exceeded the modems: and the reason is evident.
"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine
My son has agreed to give his daughter to the Prince of Modem, at which I very sincerely rejoice.
"The Memoirs of the Louis XIV. and The Regency, Complete" by Elizabeth-Charlotte, Duchesse d'Orleans
I have come to the last and probably the best appreciated among modems of the early Italian painters.
"The Old Masters and Their Pictures" by Sarah Tytler
It would not suit the stoves of our modem saloons.
"Gryll Grange" by Thomas Love Peacock
Modem Extensions of Communication: the Telephone, the Telegraph, Radio, the Motion Picture, Popular Music.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
And when we're through we'll turn them all off using your modem downtown.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover

In news:

The 3.5lb R-BGAN satellite modem can transmit text, images and video as data files via a high-speed IP connection.
Oh, what about those five-times-faster claims of some ISPs for their dial-up modems .
THESE young people today, with their loud music and cable modems .
In 1997, so-called 56K modems appeared, and that was that.
Faster Modem Makes Gamers Quicker on the Trigger.
This page was prepared in 1998 to address a problem with the Phonex PX-421 model of wireless modem jacks manufactured by Phonex.
Customers can opt out by buying their own cable modems and use a compatible modem listed on TWC's website.
Millions of Americans hold such portable jobs in the age of cable modems and Google.
Modem or ISDN terminal adapter) receives can be quite helpful in troubleshooting a problem.
Microchip launches utility-band power line soft modem dev kit.
He's balancing his laptop on one knee, and a phone line is stretched taut from his laptop's modem to the data port on a pay phone.
AUDIO/VIDEO SportsCentury SportsCentury: 1972 Olympic Basketball Standard Cable Modem.
Cable provider RCN's business unit rolls out a wideband cable modem offer to budget-conscious companies.
RCN to Offer Wideband Cable Modem Options to Cost-Conscious Businesses.
The device integrates the industry-only complete 802.15.4g radio and modem solution ( Accent 's SUNFXTM-4G) supporting FSK and OFDM options for up to 800 kbps performance.

In science:

The number of ”dots” in the constellation is given as a number before the QAM, and is always two to the power of an integer from one (2QAM) to twelve (4096QAM). 64QAM is often used in digital cable television and cable modem applications.
EPspectra: A Formal Toolkit for Developing DSP Software Applications
For example, a link or a port can be an automaton. If we consider Internet as a grid automaton with computers as nodes, then links include modems, servers, routers, and eventually some other devices. A network adapter is an example of a port with inner structure.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Figure 2.1. A grid automaton GA in which: Tm is a Turing machine; RAM is a random access machine; S is a server; m is a modem; NN is a neural network; FA is a finite automaton; and CA is a cellular automaton.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Thus, this grid automaton GA contains as nodes: two Turing machines, one neural network, two RAM, five finite automata, one cellular automaton, six modems, one server, and one grid automaton.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
Our test bench is based on FreescaleTM IEEE 802.15.4 / ZigBee solution. It consists in a dual chip module: standard 8 bit microcontroller MC9S08 and a specific 2.4GHz radio modem compatible with IEEE 802.15.4 physical specifications.
Prototyping and Performance Analysis of a QoS MAC Layer for Industrial Wireless Network