Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun plural The medium of radio waves, especially as used by broadcast radio and television.
  • noun plural Electromagnetic frequencies allocated for wireless broadcasting or communication.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural the medium of transmission of signals by radio or television stations; by radio transmission; -- used non-technically.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Radio-frequency electromagnetic waves, usually used in the context of wireless communication.
  • noun Radio or television broadcasts.
  • noun radio wave

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

air +‎ wave

Examples

  • What commentary on our entertainment values when someone being himself on our airwaves is a unique oddity.

    He’s no Howard « BuzzMachine

  • The fight, waged largely over Spanish-language airwaves, is taking place in a Miami-area district that is home to one of the country's largest populations of Colombian-Americans.

    District's Ethnic Rivalries Produce Free-Trade Twist

  • He said McCain has been critical of so-called 527 groups — named for the tax code section under which they operate — and argued that "virtually every attack-style 527 group on the airwaves" is aiding Democrat Barack Obama.

    Price of Power: McCain accepts ex-Swift Boaters' donations

  • The meaning in the new commercial crisscrossing airwaves is clear: Sharapova is pretty, oh so pretty, but deadly.

    USATODAY.com - Only 19, but Sharapova is a rock at U.S. Open semis

  • The propaganda for cigarettes on the airwaves is transcribed ecstasy on a 24-hour basis, with its hymn of jubilation over the latest filter, the new cigarette, or the old cigarette with its newly discovered richer-milder-smoother-finer — where have we heard those words before? — qualities.

    To Smoke or Not to Smoke?

  • The propaganda for cigarettes on the airwaves is transcribed ecstasy on a 24-hour basis, with its hymn of jubilation over the latest filter, the new cigarette, or the old cigarette with its newly discovered richer-milder-smoother-finer — where have we heard those words before? — qualities.

    To Smoke or Not to Smoke?

  • He is presiding over the tranformation of the airwaves from a publicly owned trust to the private property of a few mega-conglomerates with no values other than the bottom line.

    Billings Blog

  • He is presiding over the tranformation of the airwaves from a publicly owned trust to the private property of a few mega-conglomerates with no values other than the bottom line.

    Archive 2004-02-01

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