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1. The medium of radio waves, especially as used by broadcast radio and television: a former radio personality returning to the airwaves.
2. Electromagnetic frequencies allocated for wireless broadcasting or communication: a public auction of airwaves for wireless communication.

air′wave′ adj.


a channel for broadcasting radio or television signals
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Noun1.airwave - medium for radio and television broadcastingairwave - medium for radio and television broadcasting; "the program was on the air from 9 til midnight"; "the president used the airwaves to take his message to the people"
medium - an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication
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Taking on her elders for the first time, Airwave drifted markedly in the betting as the runners went to post for the five-furlong dash, touching 3-1 before she was returned the 5-2 joint-favourite.
IT'S a big day tomorrow for Airwave, the only filly ever to have beaten 1000 Guineas winner Russian Rhythm, when she tackles Sandown's five-furlong Temple Stakes in her first step towards the sprinting crown.
Oakley Airwave Goggle with Heads-Up Display (Photo: Business Wire)
WORKERS at emergency services communications firm Airwave will be balloted for strikes in a row over job cuts in Rugby.
One of the issues is that Airwave radios bleep when you losesignal, but then yobs also know officers haven't got a signal.
STAR sprinter Airwave could be seen in action for Aidan O'Brien this year following her purchase by John Magnier for 550,000gns at Tattersalls December Sales last year, writes Tony O'Hehir.
AIRWAVE produced a stunning performance which left scorch marks on the Sandown turf as she made a winning return to action in the Tripleprint Temple Stakes.
Police forces favoured cheaper, localised systems but the Government pushed ahead with the national Airwave network.
But O2 Airwave, who run the system, said today there was no evidence the system was linked to the staff's ill health after tests showed signal emissions at Barry were 1,600 times below health and safety guidelines.
THE new partnership having gelled at Ayr, there is fresh confidence in classy filly Airwave at York today as she bids for the sprinting triumph that she has long promised to secure, writes Jon Lees.
The mast was put up by Airwave mm02 in September without planning permission and an application for retrospective permission was refused by Warwick District Council.