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wireless

adjective wire·less \ ˈwī(-ə)r-ləs \
Updated on: 12 May 2018

Definition of wireless

1 : having no wire or wires; specifically : operating by means of transmitted electromagnetic waves
  • a wireless remote
2 a : of or relating to radiotelephony, radiotelegraph, or radio
  • a wireless phone
b : of or relating to data communications using radio waves
  • wireless Internet access

wirelessly

adverb

Examples of wireless in a Sentence

  1. The video game console comes with wireless controllers.

  2. The café offers free wireless Internet access.

Recent Examples of wireless from the Web

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First Known Use of wireless

1894

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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wireless

noun

Definition of wireless

1 : telecommunication (such as wireless telegraphy or radiotelephony) involving signals transmitted by radio waves rather than over wires; also : the technology used in radio telecommunication
2 chiefly British : radio

Examples of wireless in a Sentence

  1. She listened to the wireless every Monday night.

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First Known Use of wireless

1903

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WIRELESS Defined for English Language Learners

wireless

Definition of wireless for English Language Learners

  • : not using wires to send and receive electronic signals : sending and receiving electronic signals by using radio waves

  • : of or relating to the use of radio waves to send and receive electronic signals


WIRELESS Defined for Kids

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wireless

adjective wire·less \ ˈwīr-ləs \

Definition of wireless for Students

: relating to communication by electromagnetic waves but without connecting wires : radio

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wireless

noun

Definition of wireless for Students

: a computer, telephone, or network that uses radio waves to send and receive electronic signals


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