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Origin of radio

1910鈥15; shortening of radiotelegraph or radiotelegraphy

OTHER WORDS FROM radio

pre路ra路di路o, adjective

Other definitions for radio (2 of 2)

radio-

a combining form with the meanings 鈥渄ealing with radiant energy鈥 (radiometer), 鈥渆mploying or dealing with radio waves鈥 (radioacoustics; radiolocation; radiotelephone), 鈥渆mitting rays as a result of the breakup of atomic nuclei鈥 (radioactive; radiocarbon), 鈥渃haracterized by, employing or dealing with such rays鈥 (radiography; radiopaque; radiotherapy).

Origin of radio-

<French, combining form representing Latin radius beam, ray, radius
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British Dictionary definitions for radio (1 of 2)

radio
/ (藞re瑟d瑟蓹蕣) /

noun plural -os
verb -os, -oing or -oed
to transmit (a message) to (a person, radio station, etc) by means of radio waves

Word Origin for radio

C20: short for radiotelegraphy

British Dictionary definitions for radio (2 of 2)

radio-

combining form
denoting radio, broadcasting, or radio frequencyradiogram
indicating radioactivity or radiationradiochemistry; radiolucent
indicating a radioactive isotope or substanceradioactinium; radiothorium; radioelement

Word Origin for radio-

from French, from Latin radius ray; see radius
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Scientific definitions for radio

radio
[ r膩d膿-艒 ]

Noun
The equipment used to generate, alter, transmit, and receive radio waves so that they carry information.
Adjective
Relating to or involving the emission of radio waves.
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