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wireless

[wahyuh r-lis] /ˈwaɪər lɪs/
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
1890-1895
1890-95; wire + -less
Related forms
wirelessly, adverb
wirelessness, noun
prewireless, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for wireless'

wireless

/ˈwaɪəlɪs/
adjective
1.
communicating without connecting wires or other material contacts: wireless networks, wireless internet connection
noun
2.
(mainly Brit, old-fashioned) another word for radio
Derived Forms
wirelessly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for wireless'

wireless

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 In reference to radio broadcasting, attested from 1903, subsequently superseded by radio.

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