radiotelephone

[rey-dee-oh-tel-uh-fohn]
verb (used with or without object), ra·di·o·tel·e·phoned, ra·di·o·tel·e·phon·ing.
  1. to telephone by radiotelephony.

Origin of radiotelephone

First recorded in 1905–10; radio- + telephone
Related formsra·di·o·tel·e·phon·ic [rey-dee-oh-tel-uh-fon-ik] /ˌreɪ di oʊˌtɛl əˈfɒn ɪk/, adjective
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radiotelephone

noun
  1. Also called: radiophone, wireless telephone a device for communication by means of radio waves rather than by transmitting along wires or cables
verb
  1. to telephone (a person) by radiotelephone
Sometimes shortened to: radio
Derived Formsradiotelephonic (ˌreɪdɪəʊˌtɛlɪˈfɒnɪk), adjectiveradiotelephony (ˌreɪdɪəʊtɪˈlɛfənɪ), noun
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Word Origin and History for radio-telephone
n.

1900, from radio (n.) + telephone (n.).

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