Definition of paperless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpāpərˌləs/


1Relating to or involving the storage or communication of information in electronic form, rather than on paper: several of the utilities companies have switched to paperless billing
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  • For now, we're still working on becoming a paperless society.
  • Despite the current success of online rebate programs, only a small number of retailers have gone paperless.
  • In the case of some customers, the payment of accounts by money-transfer orders can be effected by means of a paperless operation.
2(Of a person) lacking official documentation or evidence of identity: the federal government aims to identify paperless refugees using spot checks
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  • The jungle is a stretch of wasteland where paperless migrants are sleeping rough, waiting for an opportunity to cross the channel and seek asylum in the UK.

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Syllabification: pa·per·less

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