near field communication

noun

Definition of near field communication 

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

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All of them, however, leverage near field communication (NFC) technology. Marc Saltzman, USA TODAY, "The latest in tiny technology: smart rings let you hide the phone but see alerts, discreetly," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of near field communication

1996, in the meaning defined above

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