Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

Definitions

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

  • n. A radiotelephone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.