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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.
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a channel for broadcasting radio or television signals
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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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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