What does wireless mean?

Definitions for wireless
ˈwaɪər lɪswire·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. radio, radiocommunication, wireless(noun)

    medium for communication

  2. wireless(noun)

    transmission by radio waves

  3. radio receiver, receiving set, radio set, radio, tuner, wireless(noun)

    an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals

  4. radio, wireless(adj)

    a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves

  5. wireless(adj)

    having no wires

    "a wireless security system"


  1. Wireless(a.)

    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. wireless(Noun)

    The medium of radio communication.

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

  2. wireless(Noun)

    A radio set.

    Let's switch on the wireless.

  3. wireless(Noun)

    Wireless connectivity to a computer network.

    If your wireless stops working, try restarting the router.

  4. wireless(Adjective)

    Not having any wires.

  5. wireless(Adjective)

    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  

How to pronounce wireless?

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How to say wireless in sign language?

  1. wireless


  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. Suki Dunham:

    We did have wireless communications, but we were a little bit, let's say, out of place there. But people over time have really embraced our presence.

  2. Chief Executive Officer Hock Tan:

    We have come to the conclusion that continuing to invest in and operate our wireless assets will create the most value for our business and for our shareholders.

  3. Marie Moe:

    Wireless interfaces are a great benefit to certain patient groups, but as a security researcher, I know connectivity also means vulnerability.

  4. 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.

  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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