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3G

Digital Technology
1.
third-generation: pertaining to or being a mobile device or communications technology that is more advanced than the earlier two versions, using high-speed broadband to support Internet access and multimedia applications: 3G smartphones; a 3G network;
Wi-Fi/3G e-readers.
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British Dictionary definitions for 3G

3G

abbreviation
1.
third-generation; a system for mobile phones allowing fast connection, internet access, digital photography, graphics transmission and display, and other advanced features
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Contemporary definitions for 3G
noun

the third generation of wireless mobile telecommunications standards and technology

Examples

The 3G networks are wide-area cellular telephone networks that evolved to incorporate high-speed Internet access and video telephony.

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by 2000

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