Definitions for "winmodem"
a cheap modem where some of the functions is done by software ( designed to work in windows )
a combination of hardware known as chipset (much less than in a true pure hardware modem) and software (written for the infamous Windows operating systems family)
a cut down dummy modem that does not have a hardware controller this means that the actual "modem" part is done in software ( windows driver ) whereas a "full" modem has all the functions built into the chips on the card