from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A radiotelephone.
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- n. a photophone
- n. a radiotelephone
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apparatus for the production of sound by the action of luminous or thermal rays. It is essentially the same as the photophone.
- n. a telephone using radio waves, rather than wires, to convey the voice signal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument in which a sound is produced by the successive expansions and contractions of a body under the action of an intermittent beam of radiant heat thrown upon and absorbed by it.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables
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We put her on the satellite radiophone and she gets through to her husband, Joe who is OK.
He does miss music, but there are gramophones, and there are inventions like the radiophone that hold some promise of bringing distant concerts to listeners.
An emergency call to Washinton, put through as soon as Daniels got the radiophone in working order, brought a score of stratosphere patrol ships.
I didn't hear from Marian for a few days so tried to radiophone.
He found him at the radiophone and greeted him with a broad smile.
The captain busied himself with the radiophone instrument through which his orders were to come, and the soldiers gathered about the windows where they were able to see the island of Capis with its black central city.
In this world of the twenty-first century, with all but five per cent of the population concentrated in the mechanized cities, to be out here, miles from civilization, beyond all hope of communication, off the regular air lanes and without radiophone or heliograph.
Riebero finally switched off the radiophone to catch some rest.
Later that night, with more radiophone calls coming in, Riebero heard that workers at the neighboring farm had seen an airplane fall.
But then Riebero received a radiophone call from an official he knew, who said, “Ademir, there is a Gol airplane that has disappeared, and it seems to have gone down near you.”
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