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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwaɪə.ləs/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwaɪ(ə)ɹ.ləs/
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- Hyphenation: wire‧less
wireless (not comparable)
- Not having any wires.
- Of or relating to communication without a wired connection, such as by radio waves.
not having any wires
of or relating to wireless telegraphy
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- (uncountable) The medium of radio communication.
- Only about a hundred years ago, wireless was a new technology.
- 1935, George Goodchild, chapter 3, in Death on the Centre Court:
- It had been his intention to go to Wimbledon, but as he himself said: “Why be blooming well frizzled when you can hear all the results over the wireless. And results are all that concern me. […]”
- (uncountable, networking) Wireless connectivity to a computer network.
- If your wireless stops working, try restarting the router.
- (dated, chiefly Britain) A radio set.
- Let's switch on the wireless and listen to the news.
wireless connectivity to a computer network
- To send a message by wireless (by radio)
- 1919, William Charles Henry Wood, Flag and Fleet:
- At 3:30 A.M. a huge Zeppelin flew across the British battle line, wirelessing down to any Germans still to the westward the best way to get home.
- 1933, Robert Byron, First Russia, Then Tibet, Part II, Chapter 1,
- Just outside Piraeus we circled low over a capsized fishing-boat, a grisly wreck in the crystal blue water, and wirelessed a description of it to the mainland.
wireless m (invariable)
- wireless (transmission without wires)
wireless m (uncountable)
wireless f (plural wireless)
wireless (plural wireless, comparable)
- (of hardware) wireless (communicating without wired connections)