Near Field Communication
a short-range wireless communication system that uses radio waves to enable a phone or other mobile device to interact with another device or card reader: Near Field Communication essentially lets your phone replace your credit cards. Abbreviation: NFC
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Origin of Near Field Communication
First recorded in 2000–05
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