Definition of wireless in English:

wireless

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪəlɪs
 
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adjective

  • Using radio, microwaves, etc. (as opposed to wires or cables) to transmit signals: wireless broadband
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    • These units may be placed in either homes or businesses to receive and transmit a wireless broadband signal.
    • A scaleable, broadband wireless system for providing radio access to a metropolitan area.
    • The receiver demodulates the wireless signal and ships it on to the customer's terminal equipment.

noun

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  • 1 dated , chiefly British (also wireless set) A radio: listening to the news on the wireless
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    • Telephones, television, private cars and wirelesses - all began their steady growth into mass ownership items during this period.
    • I have always been fascinated by how things are put together whether it is wirelesses or motor cars.
    • His father, he has said, was ‘an endlessly inventive man’ who was never happier than when tinkering with wirelesses, of which there was one in every room in the flat.
  • 2 [mass noun] Broadcasting, computer networking, or other communication using radio signals, microwaves, etc..
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    • The second step is to help create the right policy and regulatory environment for broadband, and satellite, and wireless.
    • He said nothing new in his suggestion that broadband infrastructures - be it DSL, satellite, cable or wireless - could be run by just a handful of companies.
    • Some older buildings are very difficult to pull cable through, and wireless may be able to get everyone connected.

Derivatives

wirelessly

adverb
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  • This clever, simple-to-use and elegant system can wirelessly stream music off multiple PCs or Macs throughout the house.
  • PDAs morphed from simple organizers into gizmos that could take pictures, play music and link wirelessly to the Internet.
  • There's also Bluetooth technology so you can connect wirelessly to other Bluetooth devices.

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