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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The medium used for the transmission of radio and television signals. Often used in the plural.

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  • n. Singular of airwaves; thus often "radio" or "frequency".

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. medium for radio and television broadcasting

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Examples

  • John, airwave is SHIT and our old radio system worked better.

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  • The thing I hate about airwave is not being able to stop the control room in their tracks when they start blabbing, all you want to do is tell them you cant do what they want you to do because they have already doing what they asked you to do 5 minutes before.

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  • But a given "airwave" is basically a bandwidth of radio frequencies over a given limited volume of the earth's surface.

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  • White House officials are also expected to ask Congress to set aside billions of dollars in future airwave auctions for a new broadband public-safety network.

    White House Supports Airwaves for Public Safety

  • However, the administration's plan depends on the willingness of House Republicans to set aside billions of dollars the government would raise from airwave auctions for the new network, instead of using it for deficit reduction or to offset other federal spending.

    White House Supports Airwaves for Public Safety

  • Verizon Wireless will buy airwave rights covering 28 million people from cable-television provider Cox Communications Inc. for $315 million, the companies said, the latest chapter in an unusual tie-up between the cellular giant and cable companies.

    Verizon Wireless Expands With New Spectrum Purchase

  • A former minister in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's cabinet, another lawmaker and a top former bureaucrat are in jail facing charges of corruption in a 2008 allotment of airwave to carry telephone signals.

    Coal India's Overseas Plans on Hold

  • This government will NEVER do anything to punish this vermine properly ... all a big waste of airwave space!!! ajct

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  • The FCC staff also dismissed AT&T's statements that it needed T-Mobile's spectrum to build out its next-generation wireless network across most of the U.S. The company was already planning a "robust rollout" of next-generation high-speed wireless service before the T-Mobile deal was announced, and could solve some airwave constraints by shutting down older networks and moving customers to the newer services, the FCC said.

    FCC Blasts AT&T Deal

  • LightSquared Inc. may seek to exchange its wireless airwave licenses for similar ones operated by the U.S. Department of Defense in a last-ditch effort to revive its mobile broadband service, according to people familiar with the company's plans.

    Falcone's Plan B: Swapping Airwaves

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