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 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, "CIOs Face Shortages of Tech Gear as Coronavirus Forces Shipment Delays," 8 Apr. 2020 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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“Near field communication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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