Definition of base station in English:

base station

Syllabification: base sta·tion

noun

1A relay located at the center of any of the cells of a cellular telephone system.
More example sentences
  • This type of technology is called ‘cellular’ because the system uses base stations to divide a service area into multiple ‘cells.’
  • Each cell has a base station that transmits and receives signals over just a small fraction of the frequencies to which the network operator has access.
  • The frames contain the same data received from both base stations covering the cell range at asynchronous timing different from each other.
2A short-range transceiver that connects a cordless phone, computer, or other wireless device to a central hub and allows connection to a network.
More example sentences
  • We had two cordless phones with base stations in my studio, which meant the answering machine was stuck upstairs on a high shelf.
  • To receive calls, the base stations of cordless phones continually emit radio signals of constant energy.
  • For them, it is enough to connect up cheap wireless base stations to isolated bits of the telephone network and so provide people places to drop in on, stay put in, and do a burst of telecommunications from.

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