base station

noun

Definition of base station

: a transmitter that relays a wireless signal (as from a telephone line or Internet connection) to a smaller handheld device usually using radio frequencies
  • Cordless telephones come in two parts, a base station and a handset, that communicate by radio waves.
  • —Peter KerrNew York Times12 Feb. 1983
  • The tablet, which weighs less than 3 pounds, ranges 150 feet from its base station and receives data at speeds of 1.5 megabytes per second with DSL or broadband cable service.
  • Popular ScienceJanuary 2001

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1920

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