Definitions

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

  • noun A radiotelephone.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physics) An apparatus for the production of sound by the action of luminous or thermal rays. It is essentially the same as the photophone.
  • noun a telephone using radio waves, rather than wires, to convey the voice signal.

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

  • noun a photophone
  • noun a radiotelephone

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

  • noun a telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables

Etymologies

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Examples

  • We put her on the satellite radiophone and she gets through to her husband, Joe who is OK.

    David Helvarg: 9/11 From 200 miles Out at Sea

  • We put her on the satellite radiophone and she gets through to her husband, Joe who is OK.

    David Helvarg: 9/11 From 200 miles Out at Sea

  • 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.

    red dust

  • He found him at the radiophone and greeted him with a broad smile.

    "Microcosmic Buccaneers" by Harl Vincent, part 12

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • An emergency call to Washinton, put through as soon as Daniels got the radiophone in working order, brought a score of stratosphere patrol ships.

    "The Barrier" by Harl Vincent, part 6

  • I didn't hear from Marian for a few days so tried to radiophone.

    "The Barrier" by Harl Vincent, part 1

  • 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.

    "The Barrier" by Harl Vincent, part 4

  • He found him at the radiophone and greeted him with a broad smile.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • 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.

    "Microcosmic Buccaneers" by Harl Vincent, part 11

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