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radio silence


a condition requiring all radio stations in an area to stop transmitting during a period of time; the period of time during which this condition exists


The military group was told not to break radio silence.

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  • They hadn't heard any news at all in all the days of radio silence.

    Evil Out of Onzar Mark Ganes
  • They thought of a dozen reasons why the message might have been delayed, but the radio silence continued.

    Star Surgeon Alan Nourse
  • And radio silence it had to be, even if the whole darn Nazi Luftwaffe was tearing out for a crack at the ferry bombers.

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