plural noun

the media of radio and television broadcasting: The airwaves were filled with news flashes about the crisis.

Origin of airwaves

1895–1900, for earlier sense; air1 + waves (plural of wave) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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pl n

informal radio waves used in radio and television broadcasting
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