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 for wireless
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wireless \Wire"less\, a.
     Having no wire; specif. (Elec.), designating, or pertaining
     to, a method of telegraphy, telephony, or other information
     transmisssion, in which the messages, data, etc., are
     transmitted through space by electric waves; as, a wireless
     message; a wireless network; a wireless keyboard.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]
  
     Wireless telegraphy or Wireless telegraph (Elec.), any
        system of telegraphy employing no connecting wire or wires
        between the transmitting and receiving stations.
  
     Note: Although more or less successful researchers were made
           on the subject by Joseph Henry, Hertz, Oliver Lodge,
           and others, the first commercially successful system
           was that of Guglielmo Marconi, patented in March, 1897.
           Marconi employed electric waves of high frequency set
           up by an induction coil in an oscillator, these waves
           being launched into space through a lofty antenna. The
           receiving apparatus consisted of another antenna in
           circuit with a coherer and small battery for operating
           through a relay the ordinary telegraphic receiver. This
           apparatus contains the essential features of all the
           systems now in use.
  
     Wireless telephone, an apparatus or contrivance for
        wireless telephony.
  
     Wireless telephony, telephony without wires, usually
        employing electric waves of high frequency emitted from an
        oscillator or generator, as in wireless telegraphy. A
        telephone transmitter causes fluctuations in these waves,
        it being the fluctuations only which affect the receiver.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Wireless \Wire"less\, n.
     Short for Wireless telegraphy, Wireless telephony, etc.;
     as, to send a message by wireless.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.] wirepuller

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  wireless
      adj 1: having no wires; "a wireless security system" [ant:
             wired]
      n 1: medium for communication [syn: radio,
           radiocommunication, wireless]
      2: transmission by radio waves
      3: an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and
         amplifies transmitted signals [syn: radio receiver,
         receiving set, radio set, radio, tuner, wireless]
      4: a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic
         waves [syn: radio, wireless]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "wireless":
     Teletype, Wirephoto, audio-frequency, beam, broadcast, cabinet,
     chassis, communication, communicational, communications, console,
     electronics, facsimile, headphone, headset, heterodyne,
     high-frequency, housing, line radio, magnetotelephonic,
     microtelephonic, monotelephonic, newscast, phototelegraphic,
     radiate, radio, radio receiver, radio set, radio telescope,
     radiobroadcast, radiophone, radiophotography, radiotelegraphic,
     radiotelegraphy, radiotelephone, radiotelephony, receiver,
     receiving set, send, set, shortwave, sign off, sign on, signal,
     sportscast, superheterodyne, telecommunication,
     telecommunicational, telegraphic, telephonic, telephotographic,
     television, thermotelephonic, transmit, wire wave communication,
     wired radio, wired wireless, wireless set, wireless telegraphy,
     wireless telephone, wireless telephony
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  wireless
  
      A term describing a computer network where
     there is no physical connection (either copper cable or fibre
     optics) between sender and receiver, but instead they are
     connected by radio.
  
     Applications for wireless networks include multi-party
     teleconferencing, distributed work sessions, personal
     digital assistants, and electronic newspapers.  They include
     the transmission of voice, video, images, and data, each
     traffic type with possibly differing bandwidth and
     quality-of-service requirements.  The wireless network
     components of a complete source-destination path requires
     consideration of mobility, hand-off, and varying
     transmission and bandwidth conditions.  The wired/wireless
     network combination provides a severe bandwidth mismatch, as
     well as vastly different error conditions.  The processing
     capability of fixed vs. mobile terminals may be expected to
     differ significantly.  This then leads to such issues to be
     addressed in this environment as admission control,
     capacity assignment and hand-off control in the wireless
     domain, flow and error control over the complete end-to-end
     path, dynamic bandwidth control to accommodate bandwidth
     mismatch and/or varying processing capability.
  
     Usenet newsgroup news:comp.std.wireless.
  
     (1995-02-27)
  

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