near field communication


Definition of near field communication

: a technology for digitally transmitting information over short distances (usually between a smartphone and another device) using radio waves

Examples of near field communication in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Furthermore, the app can’t have access to hardware such as near field communication, Bluetooth or a camera. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 Related Coverage Mark Mullison, CIO of security services provider Allied Universal Corp., saw shipment delays in February and March of the custom near field communication tags and Bluetooth beacons the company uses for one of its security products. Agam Shah, WSJ, 8 Apr. 2020 All of them, however, leverage near field communication (NFC) technology. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of near field communication

1996, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2021

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“Near field communication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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