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air·waves

 (âr′wāvz′)
pl.n.
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.

airwaves

(ˈɛəˌweɪvz)
pl n
(Broadcasting) informal radio waves used in radio and television broadcasting

air•waves

(ˈɛərˌweɪvz)

n.pl.
the medium of radio and television broadcasting: airwaves filled with news of the crisis.
[1925–30]

air·waves

(âr′wāvz′)
Radio waves used to transmit radio and television signals.
Translations

airwaves

[ˈɛəweɪvz] NPL (Rad, TV) (= radio waves) → ondas fpl hertzianas; (= programmes) → programación f
over the airwavesa través de las ondas, por los medios de comunicación audiovisuales

airwaves

air waves [ˈɛərweɪvz] npl
(radio and TV broadcasting) the airwaves → les ondes fpl
on the airwaves → sur les ondes
(= radio waves) → ondes fpl

airwaves

[ˈɛəˌweɪvz] nplonde fpl radio inv
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