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English definition of “contactless”

contactless

adjective     /ˈkɒntæktləs/
used to describe bank cards , identity cards , etc. that can operate by being put close to the machine that uses them, and that do not have to be put into the machine : contactless banking/payment/transaction The credit card company offers contactless payment at 46,000 merchant locations . Visa launched its contactless card in June 2005. We install systems providing contactless access control by smartcard to commercial properties .
(Definition of contactless adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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