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radiotelephone

[rey-dee-oh-tel-uh-fohn] /ˌreɪ di oʊˈtɛl əˌfoʊn/
noun
1.
a telephone in which sound or speech is transmitted by means of radio waves instead of through wires or cables.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), radiotelephoned, radiotelephoning.
2.
to telephone by radiotelephony.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; radio- + telephone
Related forms
radiotelephonic
[rey-dee-oh-tel-uh-fon-ik] /ˌreɪ di oʊˌtɛl əˈfɒn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The air-ground radiotelephone service includes commercial and general aviation services.
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radiotelephone

/ˌreɪdɪəʊˈtɛlɪˌfəʊn/
noun
1.
Also called radiophone, wireless telephone. a device for communication by means of radio waves rather than by transmitting along wires or cables
verb
2.
to telephone (a person) by radiotelephone
Sometimes shortened to radio
Derived Forms
radiotelephonic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˌtɛlɪˈfɒnɪk) adjective
radiotelephony (ˌreɪdɪəʊtɪˈlɛfənɪ) noun
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