radio meaning

[ 'reidiəu ] Pronunciation:   "radio" in a sentence
  • Noun: radio  'reydee`ow
    1. Medium for communication
      - radiocommunication, wireless 
    2. An electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
      - radio receiver, receiving set, radio set, tuner, wireless 
    3. A communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves
      - wireless
    Verb: radio  'reydee`ow
    1. Transmit messages via radio waves
      "he radioed for help"
    Adjective: radio  'reydee`ow
    1. Indicating radiation or radioactivity

    Derived forms: radioes, radioing, radios, radioed

    See also: radiant energy

    Type of: broadcasting, communicate, communication system, intercommunicate, receiver, receiving system

    Part of: radio-gramophone, radio-phonograph

    Encyclopedia: Radio Radio, Radio

  • [Electronics]
    1. Wireless electrical communication, i.e., by means of electromagnetic waves.
    5. To communicate by radio.

  • [Medicine]
    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. (From Webster's 3d)

  • [Computer]
    <hardware> (RFID) Small radio transponders or "tags" designed to be attached to items like products in a supermarket to allow the items to be identified and tracked by a remote system. Typically an RFID tag includes an integrated circuit that stores data and interfaces to the antenna, allowing the stored data to be retrieved by the remote system.


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  1. i could hear music playing on the radio.
  2. he is recording music from the radio.
  3. he manipulated the frequency dial of the radio.
  4. do you prefer radio or television?
  5. a radio was installed on the platform.

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