abbreviationTelecommunications, Digital Technology.
  1. fourth-generation: being or relating to communications technology or a mobile device that supports much faster data-transfer speeds than previous versions: 4G smartphones.

Origin of 4G

First recorded in 2005–10

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British Dictionary definitions for 4G


abbreviation for
  1. fourth generation: a stage in mobile phone technology when data can be provided more quickly and on broader bandwidths than previously

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