bps bps


  • (n) (computer science) the rate at which data is transferred (as by a modem)


  1. Its biggest problem is the music streams at a miserly 64K bps and sounds a little thin.
  2. This spread is below the March 2005 -- September 2006 average, and below the 294 bps average of the past 10 years.
  3. Since normal wireless connections creep along at 9,600 bps, this is nothing short of revolutionary.



  1. "Time after time, it appears that BP made decisions that increased the risk of a blowout to save the company time or expense," he wrote. "If this is what happened, BPs carelessness and complacency have inflicted a heavy toll on the Gulf, its...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Henry Waxman Source: Christian Science Monitor

  2. "Nortel's operating margin, a critical measure of our plan's traction, expanded for the seventh consecutive quarter year over year, recording a 512 bps improvement to 4.7%," said CEO Mike Zafirovski. "We expect to achieve our full year...
    on May 2, 2008 By: Mike Zafirovski Source: CNNMoney.com

  3. "Things just happen. You just try to keep everything the same. I'm going to work hard and try to keep taking the same BPs I've been taking and keep the same approach in the game," said Napoli of his streaky hitting.
    on May 31, 2010 By: Mike Napoli Source: TSN

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