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bandwidth: n. 1. Used by hackers (in a generalization of its
   technical meaning) as the volume of information per unit time that a
   computer, person, or transmission medium can handle.  "Those are
   amazing graphics, but I missed some of the detail --- not enough
   bandwidth, I guess."  Compare low-bandwidth.  2. Attention
   span.  3. On USENET, a measure of network capacity that is
   often wasted by people complaining about how items posted by others
   are a waste of bandwidth.