Wi-Fi

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See also: WiFi and wifi

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Trade name developed for the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (later Wi-Fi Alliance), after hi-fi ‎(high fidelity).

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Wi-Fi ‎(uncountable)

  1. (computing) Any of several standards for short-range wireless data transmission (IEEE 802.11).
  2. (computing) Wireless networking using one of these standards.
    I'll send the file using Wi-Fi.
    This coffee shop has Wi-Fi for its customers.
  3. (informal) The capability to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
    The refrigerator cost 1000 more dollars just because it had Wi-Fi, and I'm thinking "this is ridiculous"!

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Noun[edit]

Wi-Fi m or f (in variation) (usually uncountable, plural Wi-Fis)

  1. Alternative spelling of wi-fi