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wireless

[wahyuh r-lis]
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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.
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noun
  1. wireless telegraphy or telephony.
  2. a wireless telegraph or telephone, or the like.
  3. any system or device, as a cell phone, for transmitting messages or signals by electromagnetic waves.
  4. a wireless message.
  5. Chiefly British. radio.
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to telegraph or telephone by wireless.
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Origin of wireless

First recorded in 1890–95; wire + -less
Related formswire·less·ly, adverbwire·less·ness, nounpre·wire·less, adjective
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wireless

adjective
  1. communicating without connecting wires or other material contactswireless networks; wireless internet connection
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noun
  1. mainly British old-fashioned another word for radio
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Derived Formswirelessly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for wirelessly

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 In reference to radio broadcasting, attested from 1903, subsequently superseded by radio.

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