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adjective wire·less \ˈwī(-ə)r-ləs\

Definition of wireless

  1. 1 :  having no wire or wires; specifically :  operating by means of transmitted electromagnetic waves <a wireless remote>

  2. 2 a :  of or relating to radiotelephony, radiotelegraphy, 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.

1894

First Known Use of wireless

1894


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wireless

noun wire·less

Definition of wireless

  1. 1 :  telecommunication (as radiotelegraphy or radiotelephony) involving signals transmitted by radio waves rather than over wires; also :  the technology used in radio telecommunication

  2. 2 chiefly British :  radio

Examples of wireless in a sentence

  1. She listened to the wireless every Monday night.

1903

First Known Use of wireless

1903



WIRELESS Defined for English Language Learners

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wireless

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adjective wire·less \ˈwī(-ə)r-ləs\

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

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adjective wire·less \ˈwīr-ləs\

Definition of wireless for Students

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


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wireless

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noun wire·less

Definition of wireless for Students

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



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