airwaves

plural noun
air·​waves | \ -ˌwāvz How to pronounce airwaves (audio) \

Definition of airwaves

: the medium of radio and television transmission not used technically

First Known Use of airwaves

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of airwaves was in 1900

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airwaves

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English Language Learners Definition of airwaves

: the signals used to broadcast radio and television programs

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