What does cordless mean?

Definitions for cordlessˈkɔrd lɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cordless(adj)

    not having a cord

    "cordless telephone"


  1. cordless(adj.)

    operating without a wire connection to the companion communicating unit; -- of telephones and other devices using e.g. radio or infrared signals to allow communication between devices without a direct wire link; as, cordless telephones have a very restricted range compared with cellular phones.

  2. cordless(adj.)

    using a battery as a source of power; -- of tools which usually use line current for power; as, cordless electric drills are very convenient for use outdoors; cordless razors make shaving while travelling easy.


  1. cordless(Adjective)

    Having no cord; especially using batteries instead of mains electricity


  1. Cordless

    The term cordless is generally used to refer to electrical or electronic devices that are powered by a battery or battery pack and can operate without a power cord or cable attached to a fixed electricity supply such as an outlet, generator, or other centralized power source, allowing greater mobility. The development of more powerful rechargeable batteries in recent years has allowed the production of battery-powered versions of tools and appliances that once required a power cord, and these are distinguished by the term "cordless", as in cordless drills, cordless saws, and cordless irons. The term "cordless" should not be confused with the term "wireless", although it often is in common usage, possibly because some cordless devices are also wireless. The term "wireless" generally refers to devices that use some form of energy to transfer information or commands over a distance without the use of communication wires, regardless of whether the device gets its power from a power cord or a battery. The term "portable" is an even more general term and, when referring to electrical and electronic devices, usually means devices which are totally self contained and which may also use wireless technology.

Editors Contribution

  1. cordless

    A type of appliance, device, piece of equipment or tool created to be operated and powered with a design and mechanism that does not require a cord.

    There are a wide variety of appliances, equipment and tools that are cordless e.g. telephone handset, kettle and drill.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cordless in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cordless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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