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"wireless" in British English

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wirelessadjective

uk   /ˈwaɪə.ləs/  us   /ˈwaɪr-/
using a ​system of ​radiosignalsrather than ​wires to ​connectcomputers, ​mobilephones, etc. to each other: a wireless ​connection

wirelessnoun [C]

uk   /ˈwaɪə.ləs/  us   /ˈwaɪr-/ mainly UK old-fashioned
a ​radio
(Definition of wireless from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wireless" in American English

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wirelessadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈwɑɪər·ləs/
not ​needingwires to make a ​connection or to ​communicate: They have a ​plan to ​link 9,700 ​officebuildings to the ​Netvia a ​high-speed wireless ​network.

wirelessnoun [U]

 us   /ˈwɑɪər·ləs/
broadcasting or ​computercommunication that does not use ​wires: If you've been ​waiting to ​jump into wireless, the ​water is ​safe. datedCdn and Br A wireless is also a ​radio.
(Definition of wireless from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"wireless" in Business English

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wirelessadjective

uk   us   /ˈwaɪələs/ COMMUNICATIONS, INTERNET, IT
using a ​system of radio ​signals rather than ​wires to ​connectcomputers, ​mobilephones, etc. to each other: wireless broadband/internet/network The setup ​instructions show how to ​secure your wireless ​broadbandnetwork.wireless access/communications/connection The library ​providesfree wireless ​access. wireless ​applications/​device/​technology wireless ​carrier/​company/​provider wireless ​keyboard/​mouse
(Definition of wireless from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wireless”
in Chinese (Simplified) 无线的…
in Turkish telsiz, kablosuz…
in Russian радио…
in Chinese (Traditional) 無線的…
in Polish radio…
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