Definition of wireless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈwʌɪəlɪs/


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.


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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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