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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
wireless communications
wireless networking
▪ Object-oriented programming received 16%, up from 14% in the autumn, but wireless communications fell two points to 12%.
▪ I think the market will be increasingly excited about wireless communication in general, which could include direct-broadcast satellite programming.
▪ The phone box itself may be simply the centre of a wider zone in which it will offer high-speed wireless communication services.
▪ But those foreign wireless data networks provide the high-speed transmissions necessary for smooth and uninterrupted online gaming.
▪ However, I think I could cope with a wireless network.
▪ MartinBanks A wireless network system throughout the home could be the answer to everyone's problems.
▪ Dozens of other local firms are developing components, software, equipment and accessories for wireless phones.
▪ Check with wireless phone and paging companies for possible changes.
▪ Motorola blamed lagging sales and lower prices for wireless phones for an unexpected drop in fourth-quarter earnings.
▪ They were modeling for wireless phone service.
▪ The antennas are going up, wireless phones are in production, and the hype has begun.
▪ The wireless set hissed and crackled and Max Bygraves faded all away.
▪ She felt a sense of unreality until all the family except Tony gathered round the wireless set.
▪ By the right-hand door is a very early wireless set.
▪ The karaoke machine had played the tune a month before the tune turned up on the wireless set.
▪ Also, through creating uniform network standards, it makes it easier to use wireless services nationwide.
▪ It was one of the few cottages which housed a wireless.
▪ She felt a sense of unreality until all the family except Tony gathered round the wireless set.
▪ The karaoke machine had played the tune a month before the tune turned up on the wireless set.
▪ The TCI-Sprint alliance said it would offer wireless and wired phone service by year-end.
▪ We listened to the wireless at every opportunity.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Wireless \Wire"less\, n. Short for Wireless telegraphy, Wireless telephony, etc.; as, to send a message by wireless.


Wireless \Wire"less\, a. Having no wire; specif. (Elec.), designating, or pertaining to, a method of telegraphy, telephony, or other information transmisssion, in which the messages, data, etc., are transmitted through space by electric waves; as, a wireless message; a wireless network; a wireless keyboard.

Wireless telegraphy or Wireless telegraph (Elec.), any system of telegraphy employing no connecting wire or wires between the transmitting and receiving stations.

Note: Although more or less successful researchers were made on the subject by Joseph Henry, Hertz, Oliver Lodge, and others, the first commercially successful system was that of Guglielmo Marconi, patented in March, 1897. Marconi employed electric waves of high frequency set up by an induction coil in an oscillator, these waves being launched into space through a lofty antenna. The receiving apparatus consisted of another antenna in circuit with a coherer and small battery for operating through a relay the ordinary telegraphic receiver. This apparatus contains the essential features of all the systems now in use.

Wireless telephone, an apparatus or contrivance for wireless telephony.

Wireless telephony, telephony without wires, usually employing electric waves of high frequency emitted from an oscillator or generator, as in wireless telegraphy. A telephone transmitter causes fluctuations in these waves, it being the fluctuations only which affect the receiver.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1894, in reference to as a type of telegraph, from wire (n.) + -less. As a noun, "radio broadcasting," attested from 1903, subsequently superseded by radio.

  1. 1 Not having any wires. 2 Of or relating to communication without a wired connection, such as by radio waves. n. (label en uncountable) The medium of radio communication. v

  2. To send a message by wireless (by radio)


adj. having no wires; "a wireless security system" [ant: wired]

  1. n. medium for communication [syn: radio, radiocommunication]

  2. transmission by radio waves

  3. an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals [syn: radio receiver, receiving set, radio set, radio, tuner]

  4. a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves [syn: radio]

Wireless (Threshold album)

Wireless: Acoustic Sessions is British progressive metal band Threshold's third Direct-to-Fan album, released in 2003. The album contains acoustic remixes of past songs and two songs written before the band got their first recording contract signed. The CD was out of print, but was reissued in 2008, and is available as a download on iTunes and Yahoo! Music.

Wireless (disambiguation)

Wireless refers to the transfer of information signals without using wires. The term may also refer to:

Wireless (band)

Wireless was a rock band from Canada. The band recorded three albums during their career: '' Wireless, Positively Human, Relatively Sane and No Static.


Wireless communication is the transfer of information or power between two or more points that are not connected by an electrical conductor.

The most common wireless technologies use radio. With radio waves distances can be short, such as a few meters for television or as far as thousands or even millions of kilometers for deep-space radio communications. It encompasses various types of fixed, mobile, and portable applications, including two-way radios, cellular telephones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and wireless networking. Other examples of applications of radio wireless technology include GPS units, garage door openers, wireless computer mice, keyboards and headsets, headphones, radio receivers, satellite television, broadcast television and cordless telephones.

Somewhat less common methods of achieving wireless communications include the use of other electromagnetic wireless technologies, such as light, magnetic, or electric fields or the use of sound.

The term wireless has been used twice in communications history, with slightly different meaning. It was initially used from about 1890 for the first radio transmitting and receiving technology, as in wireless telegraphy, until the new word radio replaced it around 1920. The term was revived in the 1980s and 1990s mainly to distinguish digital devices that communicate without wires, such as the examples listed in the previous paragraph, from those that require wires. This is its primary usage today.

LTE, LTE-Advanced, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth are some of the most common modern wireless technologies.

Wireless (Wireless album)

Wireless is Wireless' first album, released in 1976.

Wireless (short story)

"Wireless" is a short story by Rudyard Kipling. It was first published in Scribner’s Magazine in 1902, and was later collected in Traffics and Discoveries. The sister-poem accompanying it, Butterflies or Kaspar's Song in Varda, Kipling claimed to have been a translation of an old Swedish poem (from the Swedish of Stagnelius), although this claim is unsubstantiated.

Usage examples of "wireless".

They were the usual wireless fitments, bakelite knobs fitting snugly to the steel shafts that projected from the front panel.

After five rings, I get the familiar automated voice-mail greeting of Cingular Wireless.

Leaning back in his chair he recounted his interview with Mr Dering, then from a file at his elbow he took out a copy of the wireless message he had dispatched to Mr Rosenkraun.

Kipling Period, beastly Fuzzy-Wuzzies far as eye could see, dracunculiasis and Oriental sore rampant among the troops, no beer for a month, wireless being jammed by other Powers who would be masters of these horrid blacks, God knows why, and all folklore broken down, no Gary Grant larking in and out slipping elephant medicine in the punchbowls out here .

At RAF Moyles Court, however, on that mellow late daylight hour, the wireless set in the mess and the second set in the stand-by room issued their sound to little but tables and chairs.

Wireless messages flashed the story from Algiers to Cartagena, and it was thence disseminated throughout the civilized world by the Wireless stations at Paris, Nauen, Moscow, and Georgetown.

The perfection of wireless telegraphy has caused the Ardois and other signal systems depending upon sight or sound to be discarded in all but exceptional cases.

It occurred to him that by their aid wireless telegraphy might be accomplished.

Each week he expected the news that wireless telegraphy had been established, but the news never came.

To make wireless telegraphy effective over any considerable distance a highly efficient and extremely sensitive receiving device is necessary.

The British Admiralty quickly recognized the value of wireless telegraphy to war vessels.

XVIII THE WIRELESS SERVES THE WORLD Marconi Organized WIRELESS Telegraphy Commercially--The New Wonder at the Service of the World--Marine Disasters Prevented--The Extension of the WIRELESS on Shipboard--Improved Apparatus--The WIRELESS in the World War--The Boy and the WIRELESS.

With an increase in the number of wireless stations and varieties of apparatus came a wide increase in the uses to which wireless telegraphy was applied.

Another interesting application of wireless telegraphy is to the needs of the fire-fighters.

What startling developments of wireless telegraphy lie still in the future we do not know.