Definition of contactless in English:

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contactless

Pronunciation: /ˈkänˌtaktləs/

adjective

Denoting a smart card that uses radio signals to provide a wireless connection to a card reader, so that no physical contact is necessary.
Example sentences
  • Smart card technology has evolved to the point where many systems are contactless.
  • Despite the possible security benefits, there is likely to be pushback for contactless payments from even more retailers, she said.
  • With more than a decade of contactless payment experience, the company has delivered tens of millions of chips to the market.

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Syllabification: con·tact·less

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