I. adjective Date: 1894 1. having no wire or wires; specifically operating by means of transmitted electromagnetic waves <
a wireless remote
2. a. of or relating to radiotelephony, radiotelegraphy, or radio <
a wireless phone
b. of or relating to data communications using radio waves <
wireless Internet access
wirelessly adverb II. noun Date: 1903 1. telecommunication (as radiotelegraphy or radiotelephony) involving signals transmitted by radio waves rather than over wires; also the technology used in radio telecommunication 2. chiefly British radio

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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