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 Kerr, New York Times, 12 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 Science, January 2001
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