Radiophone Ra"di*o*phone (r[=a]"d[i^]*[-o]*f[=o]n), n. [Radio- + Gr. fwnh` sound.] 1. (Physics) An apparatus for the production of sound by the action of luminous or thermal rays. It is essentially the same as the photophone. [1913 Webster]

2. a telephone using radio waves, rather than wires, to convey the voice signal. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • radiophone — ra·di·o·phone || reɪdɪəʊfəʊn n. cordless telephone which transmits and receives signals via radio waves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • radiophone — ra·dio·phone …   English syllables

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  • radiophone — /ˈreɪdioʊfoʊn/ (say raydeeohfohn) noun 1. any of various devices for producing sound by the action of radiant energy. Thus, light falling on a phototube will vary an electric current which can actuate a loudspeaker. 2. → radiotelephone (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

  • radiophone — noun a telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables • Syn: ↑radiotelephone, ↑wireless telephone • Derivationally related forms: ↑radiophonic, ↑radiotelephonic (for: ↑radiotelephone) …   Useful english dictionary

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