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English definition of “3G”


abbreviation for third-generation : relating to or using a technology that gives mobile phone and computer users a high-speed internet connection as well as good video and other advanced features : a 3G network 3G phone / technology / service
3G noun [S]
(Definition of 3G adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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