baud

(1) A unit of modulation rate. This unit of signalingspeed is an equal length code, one baud corresponds to arate of one signal element per second. (2) A data
communications speed equal to the number of code elementstransmitted per second per character. The unit ofsignalling speed equal to twice the number of Morse codedots continuously sent per second. For TTY, the speed in
bauds is the number of code elements per second. Thus,bits/character x characters/seconds = bauds e.g., 7.42bits/char. x 10.1 char./sec. = 75 baud.