[ teth-erd ]
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  1. fastened or confined with or as if with a rope, chain, or the like to limit the range of movement:On this field trip, students will have the opportunity to take a ride in a tethered hot-air balloon.Too many lawmakers are partisan, inept, or too lightly tethered to reality.

  2. Digital Technology. (of an electronic device) used to enable a wireless internet connection on another nearby device, often a laptop:You can browse the web more securely using a tethered phone, because your information is being sent directly through the phone rather than over a public wireless hotspot.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of tether.

Origin of tethered


Other words from tethered

  • un·teth·ered, adjective

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