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Meaning of WIRELESS

Pronunciation:  'wIules

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves
  2. [n]  an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
  3. [n]  transmission by radio waves
  4. [n]  medium for communication
  5. [adj]  having no wires; "a wireless security system"

WIRELESS is a 8 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: radio, radio, radiocommunication
 Antonyms: wired
 See Also: amplifier, broadcasting, clock radio, communication system, crystal set, demodulator, detector, heterodyne receiver, push-button radio, radio receiver, radio set, radio transmitter, radio-gramophone, radio-phonograph, radiotelegraph, radiotelegraph, radiotelegraphy, radiotelegraphy, radiotelephone, radiotelephony, receiver, receiving set, receiving system, superhet, superheterodyne receiver, telecommunication, tuner, wireless, wireless telegraph, wireless telegraphy, wireless telegraphy, wireless telephone



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Wire"less\, a.
    Having no wire; specif. (Elec.), designating, or pertaining
    to, a method of telegraphy, telephony, etc., in which the
    messages, etc., are transmitted through space by electric
    waves; as, a wireless message.
    {Wireless} {telegraphy or telegraph} (Elec.), any system of
       telegraphy employing no connecting wire or wires between
       the transmitting and receiving stations.
    Note: Although more or less successful researchers were made
          on the subject by Joseph Henry, Hertz, Oliver Lodge,
          and others, the first commercially successful system
          was that of Guglielmo Marconi, patented in March, 1897.
          Marconi employed electric waves of high frequency set
          up by an induction coil in an oscillator, these waves
          being launched into space through a lofty antenna. The
          receiving apparatus consisted of another antenna in
          circuit with a coherer and small battery for operating
          through a relay the ordinary telegraphic receiver. This
          apparatus contains the essential features of all the
          systems now in use.
    {Wireless telephone}, an apparatus or contrivance for
       wireless telephony.
    {Wireless telephony}, telephony without wires, usually
       employing electric waves of high frequency emitted from an
       oscillator or generator, as in wireless telegraphy. A
       telephone transmitter causes fluctuations in these waves,
       it being the fluctuations only which affect the receiver.
  2. \Wire"less\, n.
    Short for {Wireless telegraphy}, {Wireless telephony}, etc.;
    as, to send a message by wireless.
Computing Dictionary

A term describing a computer network where there is no physical connection (either copper cable or fibre optics) between sender and receiver, but instead they are connected by radio.

Applications for wireless networks include multi-party teleconferencing, distributed work sessions, personal digital assistants, and electronic newspapers. They include the transmission of voice, video, images, and data, each traffic type with possibly differing bandwidth and quality-of-service requirements. The wireless network components of a complete source-destination path requires consideration of mobility, hand-off, and varying transmission and bandwidth conditions. The wired/wireless network combination provides a severe bandwidth mismatch, as well as vastly different error conditions. The processing capability of fixed vs. mobile terminals may be expected to differ significantly. This then leads to such issues to be addressed in this environment as admission control, capacity assignment and hand-off control in the wireless domain, flow and error control over the complete end-to-end path, dynamic bandwidth control to accommodate bandwidth mismatch and/or varying processing capability.

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