Baud vs Gaud - What's the difference?

baud | gaud |


As nouns the difference between baud and gaud

is that baud is (computing|telecommunications) a rate defined as the number of signalling events per second in a data transmission while gaud is a cheap showy trinket.

As a verb gaud is

(obsolete) to bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint or gaud can be to sport or keep festival.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

baud

English

Alternative forms

* (l)

Noun

  • (computing, telecommunications) A rate defined as the number of signalling events per second in a data transmission.
  • (computing, informal) Synonym for bps (bits per second), regardless of how many signalling events are necessary to signal each bit.
  • Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Anagrams

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    gaud

    English

    Etymology 1

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • a cheap showy trinket
  • * Shakespeare
  • an idle gaud
  • * 1926 Dalmeny lent me red tabs, Evans his brass hat; so that I had the gauds of my appointment in the ceremony of the Jaffa gate, which for me was the supreme moment of the war. - T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom
  • (obsolete) trick; jest; sport
  • (Chaucer)
  • (obsolete) deceit; fraud; artifice
  • (Chaucer)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To bedeck gaudily; to decorate with gauds or showy trinkets or colours; to paint.
  • Nicely gauded cheeks. — Shakespeare.

    Etymology 2

    Compare (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To sport or keep festival.
  • * Sir T. North
  • gauding with his familiars