- without wire or wires; specif., operating with electromagnetic waves and not with conducting wire, as a cellular phone
- Chiefly Brit. of or relating to radio
- wireless telegraphy
- wireless telephony
- Chiefly Brit., Old-fashioned radio
- a message sent by wireless
- Having no wires.
- Of or relating to communication by transmitting electromagnetic signals through the air: a wireless network; a wireless telephone.
- Chiefly British Of or relating to radio or communication by radiotelegraphy or radiotelephony.
- A radio telegraph or radiotelephone system.
- A message transmitted by wireless telegraph or telephone.
- Chiefly British Radio.
tr. & intr.v.wire·lessed, wire·less·ing, wire·less·es
- Not having any wires.
- Of or relating to communication without a wired connection, such as by radio waves.
(third-person singular simple present wirelesses, present participle wirelessing, simple past and past participle wirelessed)
- To send a message by wireless (by radio)
wire +"Ž -less
wireless - Computer Definition
Wireless networks use microwaves or radio waves to provide communication channels between computers. “Wireless” is a modern-day alternative to wired networking that relies on copper and/or optical cabling to connect networked devices. Laptop wireless computers are in high demand because of the communication flexibility they provide to users.
Transmission through the air. Although all forms of radio transmission over the air (AM, FM, TV, cordless phones, cellphones, etc.) are naturally wireless, there is a tendency for the term to refer only to Wi-Fi or to cellular data services. For example, a cellular provider may call its extra-cost data service wireless, although its voice service is obviously wireless as well. Wireless Light Too The word "wireless" is also used in optical communication systems that transmit light pulses over the air (see optical wireless communication). See radio, Wi-Fi, cellular generations and wireless glossary.