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Baud

A measure of signals per second that are transmitted over copper telephone wire. With increased speed, bauds largely have been replaced with bits per second. It is abbreviated Bd.
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If applied to a child in medieval French, baud would class him as 'forward' or 'pushy', as in the moralizing tract Les Quatre Ages de l' homme of Philippe de Navarre from the mid-thirteenth century: 'qui norrit anfant, ne doit consentir [...] que il soit baux ne abandonez de paroles vilainnes' (T-L, I, 890: 'someone bringing up a child must not allow him to be cheeky or accustomed to use bad language').
Again, at about the same time baud is used to gloss the Anglo-Latin effrons, defined in the DMLBS as 'shameless', 'facta est filia Syon quasi meretrix effrons, non habens ruborem' (1237), where the linkage with meretrix leaves no room for doubt as to the erotic sense, and the same meaning is found yet again in one of the vernacular glosses to Alexander of Villa Dei's Doctrinale: 'effrons: gallice baud' (TLL, II, 16).
The baud rate is 1,200 or less for older printers, 1,200 to 2,400 for newer printers.
Once the information is sent in a reasonably trouble-free fashion, you may want to cut the error rate to a minimum by optimizing the communication parameters: baud rate, parity, word length, and stop bits.