What does wireless mean?

Definitions for wireless
ˈwaɪər lɪswire·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. radio, radiocommunication, wirelessnoun

    medium for communication

  2. wirelessnoun

    transmission by radio waves

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

    an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals

  4. radio, wirelessadjective

    a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves

  5. wirelessadjective

    having no wires

    "a wireless security system"


  1. Wirelessadjective

    Having no wire; specif. (Elec.), designating, or pertaining to, a method of telegraphy, telephony, or other information transmisssion, in which the messages, data, etc., are transmitted through space by electric waves; as, a wireless message; a wireless network; a wireless keyboard.


  1. wirelessnoun

    The medium of radio communication.

    Only about a hundred years ago, wireless was a new technology.

  2. wirelessnoun

    A radio set.

    Let's switch on the wireless.

  3. wirelessnoun

    Wireless connectivity to a computer network.

    If your wireless stops working, try restarting the router.

  4. wirelessadjective

    Not having any wires.

  5. wirelessadjective

    Of or relating to communication without a wired connection, such as by radio waves.


  1. wireless

    Wireless refers to the transmission of data or communication without the use of physical wires or cables, rather, by using waves such as radio waves, infrared, satellite, microwave or electromagnetic waves. This communication technology is commonly used in devices such as cell phones, computers, TVs, and radios. It allows greater mobility and eliminates the need for physical connection to a network.


  1. Wireless

    Wireless communication is the transfer of information between two or more points that are not connected by an electrical conductor. The most common wireless technologies use electromagnetic wireless telecommunications, such as radio. With radio waves distances can be short, such as a few metres for television remote control, or as far as thousands or even millions of kilometres for deep-space radio communications. It encompasses various types of fixed, mobile, and portable applications, including two-way radios, cellular telephones, personal digital assistants, and wireless networking. Other examples of applications of radio wireless technology include GPS units, garage door openers, wireless computer mice, keyboards and headsets, headphones, radio receivers, satellite television, broadcast television and cordless telephones. Less common methods of achieving wireless communications include the use of light, sound, magnetic, or electric fields.

Editors Contribution

  1. wireless

    A type of technology that creates a form of telecommunications.

    Wireless internet is very helpful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 5, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wireless in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wireless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of wireless in a Sentence

  1. Harald Haas:

    All we would need to do is to fit a small microchip to every potential illumination device. And this would then combine two basic functionalities: illumination and wireless data transmission, and it's this symbiosis that I personally believe could solve the four essential problems that face us in wireless communication these days. And in the future, you would not only have 14 billion light bulbs, you may have 14 billion Li-Fis deployed worldwide -- for a cleaner, a greener, and even a brighter future.

  2. Bryce Boland:

    Where there's a wire there's a way. Also true for wireless.

  3. George Gascon:

    The wireless industry continues to roll out sophisticated new features, but preventing their own customers from being the target of a violent crime is the coolest technology they can bring to market.

  4. Bengt Nordstrom:

    Vendors and operators talking of 5G believe that anything wireless should be connected over their networks, there is an ambition there, but you are not talking about the classic cellular operator business any longer.

  5. Jeff McElfresh:

    Given its importance to customers and first responders, we prioritized restoration of wireless service, as of now, 96% of our wireless network is restored, 60% of our business services are restored, and 86% of our consumer broadband and entertainment services are restored. It is our goal to restore all service late today.

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