What does radio mean?

Definitions for radio
ˈreɪ diˌoʊra·dio

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word radio.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. radio, radiocommunication, wirelessnoun

    medium for communication

  2. radio receiver, receiving set, radio set, radio, tuner, wirelessnoun

    an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals

  3. radio, wirelessadjective

    a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves

  4. radioverb

    indicating radiation or radioactivity

    "radiochemistry"

  5. radioverb

    transmit messages via radio waves

    "he radioed for help"

Wiktionary

  1. radionoun

    The technology that allows for the transmission of sound or other signals by modulation of electromagnetic waves.

  2. radionoun

    A device that can capture (receive) the signal sent over radio waves and render the modulated signal as sound.

  3. radionoun

    A device that can transmit radio signals.

  4. radionoun

    The continuous broadcasting of sound recordings via the Internet in the style of traditional radio.

  5. radioverb

    To use two-way radio to transmit (a message) (to another radio or other radio operator).

    I think the boat is sinking; we'd better radio for help. / I radioed him already. / Radio the coordinates this time. / OK. I radioed them the coordinates.

  6. radioverb

    To order or assist (to a location), using telecommunications.

  7. Etymology: From radius.

Freebase

  1. Radio

    Radio is the wireless transmission of signals through free space by electromagnetic radiation of a frequency significantly below that of visible light, in the radio frequency range, from about 30 kHz to 300 GHz. These waves are called radio waves. Electromagnetic radiation travels by means of oscillating electromagnetic fields that pass through the air and the vacuum of space. Information, such as sound, is carried by systematically changing some property of the radiated waves, such as their amplitude, frequency, phase, or pulse width. When radio waves strike an electrical conductor, the oscillating fields induce an alternating current in the conductor. The information in the waves can be extracted and transformed back into its original form.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Radio

    The transmission and reception of electric impulses or signals by means of electric waves without a connecting wire, or the use of these waves for the wireless transmission of electric impulses into which sound is converted. (From Webster's 3d)

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'radio' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1221

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'radio' in Written Corpus Frequency: #982

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'radio' in Nouns Frequency: #509

Anagrams for radio »

  1. aroid

  2. doria

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of radio in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of radio in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of radio in a Sentence

  1. Tom Landecker:

    [ We now know ] the sources can produce low-frequency radio waves and those low-frequency waves can escape their environment, and are not too scattered to be detected by the time they reach the Earth, that tells us something about the environments and the sources. We haven't solved the problem, but it's several more pieces in the puzzle.

  2. Calvin Harris:

    Radio still has a hard time with dance music and that's really the crossover medium, that's how people still digest music even with all these streaming services and downloading services out there, people still listen to radio.

  3. Bill Clinton:

    One of my favorite political ads of all time was a radio ad in rural Arkansas where the announcer said, 'Wouldn't it be great if somebody running for office said something, we could have an immediate reaction to whether it was true or not. Well, we have trained this dog. Well, the dog, if it is not true, he is going to bark,' and the dog was barking on the radio and so people were barking at each other for days after that.

  4. Emily Petroff:

    The first fast radio burst was discovered in 2007.

  5. Carl Paladino:

    I was thinking the other day about somebody had mentioned on the radio Adolf Hitler and how he aroused the crowds.

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