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radio silence

noun

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

Examples

The military group was told not to break radio silence.

Word Origin

1946

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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

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