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.

    Etymology: From radius.

  2. radionoun

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

    Etymology: From radius.

  3. radionoun

    A device that can transmit radio signals.

    Etymology: From radius.

  4. radionoun

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

    Etymology: From radius.

  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.

    Etymology: From radius.

  6. radioverb

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

    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

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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. Nway Oo:

    Radio is one of most important things for public information because we know military is cutting internet and phones and news agencies their satellite has been taken away. So I know radio is the only way to inform the public about what's going on.

  2. Sean Hannity:

    I would see him from time to time when he was there, he had been making the transition down to Florida, and then they started inviting me to fill in for him, the first time I filled in, I'm doing the opening monologue to his show and I'm like on 600 stations. I never get nervous doing radio, but I felt it that day.

  3. Teruaki Enoto:

    Out of more than 2,800 pulsars cataloged, the Crab pulsar is one of only a few that emit giant radio pulses, which occur sporadically and can be hundreds to thousands of times brighter than the regular pulses, after decades of observations, only the Crab has been shown to enhance its giant radio pulses with emission from other parts of the spectrum.

  4. Marc Pritchard:

    I really want the same standards that we have on TV, radio and print.

  5. Emily Petroff:

    The first fast radio burst was discovered in 2007.

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