Definition of Radio

1. Noun. Medium for communication.

Exact synonyms: Radiocommunication, Wireless
Generic synonyms: Broadcasting
Examples of category: Raise

2. Verb. Transmit messages via radio waves. "They radio the information to them"; "He radioed for help"
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate

3. Adjective. Indicating radiation or radioactivity. "Radiochemistry"
Language type: Combining Form
Partainyms: Radiant Energy

4. Noun. An electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals.

5. Noun. A communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves.

Definition of Radio

1. a. Of or pertaining to, or employing, or operated by, radiant energy, specifically that of electric waves; hence, pertaining to, or employed in, radiotelegraphy.

Definition of Radio

1. Noun. The technology that allows for the transmission of sound or other signals by modulation of electromagnetic waves. ¹

2. Noun. A device that can capture (receive) the signal sent over radio waves and render the modulated signal as sound. ¹

3. Noun. A device that can transmit radio signals. ¹

4. Noun. (Internet uncountable) The continuous broadcasting of sound recordings via the Internet in the style of traditional radio. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive transitive ambitransitive) To use two-way radio to transmit (a message) (to another radio or other radio operator). ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To order or assist (to a location), using telecommunications. ¹

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Definition of Radio

1. to transmit by radio (an apparatus for wireless communication) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Radio

1. 1. The transmission and reception of electric impulses or signals by means of electric waves without a connecting wire, or the use of these waves for the wireless transmission of electric impulses into which sound is converted. 2. A combining form indicating connection with, or relation to, a radius or ray; specifically, with the radius of the forearm; as, radio-ulnar, radiomuscular, radiocarpal. Origin: L. Radius, ray (21 Jun 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Radio

radii lentis
radio (current term)
radio-controlled aircraft
radio-controlled car
radio-frequency identification
radio-frequency spectrum

Literary usage of Radio

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1. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1919)
"Transatlantic radio communication is at present maintained by five first class ... New developments indicate three methods for increasing the radio traffic ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"radio-ulnar Articulations. The articulation of the radius with the ulna is effected by ligaments which connect together both extremities as well as the ..."

3. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1904)
"Further experiments on radio-activity from rain. By CTR WILSON, MA, FRS, Sidney Sussex College. \Read 27 October 1902.] Many samples of freshly fallen rain ..."

4. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1922)
"NEW radio BOOKS Covering details on—How to Operate a Set. How To Build a Set. Principles of Vacum Tubes. Hook-Ups, Etc., Etc. radio HOOK-UPS By MB Sleeper A ..."

5. Silencing a People: The Destruction of Civil Society in Haiti by Americas Watch Committee (U.S.), National Coalition for Haitian Refugees (1993)
"After the fall of Jean-Claude Duvalier in 1986, radio stations began to report ... Since the September 1991 coup, army attacks on radio stations have a ..."

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