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 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. Julia Fitzgerald:

    We found that once our franchisees have our curriculum on an iPad, they can take those tablets and go anywhere with a wireless signal, instead of having a large brick-and-mortar location, they can use a YMCA or community center to deliver classes at a satellite location. It’s a way for franchisees to expand their footprint without investing in expensive [real estate].

  2. Brian Fontes:

    If there is any proven -- heavy on the word proven -- and secure -- heavy on the word secure -- means of identifying where a 911 call is originating, I think any of those secure and proven systems should be considered by wireless providers.

  3. John Legere:

    This isn't a case of going from four to three wireless companies – there are now at least seven or eight big competitors in this converging market.

  4. Mikael Rautanen:

    The decline in (Nokia's) wireless networks was surprisingly fierce ... The market remains difficult, which seems to add pressure to step up their cost-savings program.

  5. Tom Wheeler:

    We will hold for the first time in the world an incentive auction in which we seek to buy back 600 megahertz spectrum from broadcasters and repackage it to sell to the wireless industry.

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