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A telephone in which audible communication is established by use of a two-way radio transmitter and receiver.

ra′di·o·tel′e·phon′ic (-fŏn′ĭk) adj.
ra′di·o·te·leph′o·ny (-tə-lĕf′ə-nē) n.


(Telecommunications) Also called: radiophone or wireless telephone a device for communication by means of radio waves rather than by transmitting along wires or cables
(Telecommunications) to telephone (a person) by radiotelephone
Sometimes shortened to: radio
radiotelephonic adj
radiotelephony n


(ˌreɪ di oʊˈtɛl əˌfoʊn)

n., v. -phoned, -phon•ing. n.
1. a telephone in which sound or speech is transmitted by means of radio waves instead of through wires or cables.
v.t., v.i.
2. to communicate by radiotelephone.
ra`di•o•tel`e•phon′ic (-ˈfɒn ɪk) adj.
ra`di•o•te•leph′o•ny (-təˈlɛf ə ni) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radiotelephone - telephony that uses transmission by radio rather than by wireradiotelephone - telephony that uses transmission by radio rather than by wire
wireless - transmission by radio waves
2.radiotelephone - a telephone that communicates by radio waves rather than along cables
cellphone, cellular phone, cellular telephone, mobile phone, cell - a hand-held mobile radiotelephone for use in an area divided into small sections, each with its own short-range transmitter/receiver
phone, telephone, telephone set - electronic equipment that converts sound into electrical signals that can be transmitted over distances and then converts received signals back into sounds; "I talked to him on the telephone"


[ˌreɪdɪəʊˈtɛlɪˌfəʊn] nradiotelefono
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