prewireless

wireless

[wahyuhr-lis]
adjective
1.
having no wire.
2.
noting or pertaining to any of various devices that are operated with or actuated by electromagnetic waves.
3.
Chiefly British, radio.
noun
4.
wireless telegraphy or telephony.
5.
a wireless telegraph or telephone, or the like.
6.
any system or device, as a cellular phone, for transmitting messages or signals by electromagnetic waves.
7.
a wireless message.
8.
Chiefly British, radio.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
9.
to telegraph or telephone by wireless.

Origin:
1890–95; wire + -less

wirelessly, adverb
wirelessness, noun
prewireless, adjective
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wireless (ˈwaɪəlɪs)
 
adj
1.  communicating without connecting wires or other material contacts: wireless networks; wireless internet connection
 
n
2.  old-fashioned chiefly (Brit) another word for radio

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wireless
1894, as a type of telegraph, from wire (n.) + -less. In ref. to radio broadcasting, attested from 1903, subsequently superseded by radio.
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