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  • A character string or a bit string considered to be an entity for some purpose. (FP) (ISO) Note: In telegraph communications, six character intervals are defined as a word when computing traffic capacity in words per minute, which is computed by multiplying the data signaling rate in baud by 10 and dividing the resulting product by the number of unit intervals per character. See also baud, binary digit, bit string, block, byte, character, code word, computer word.