cordless telephone
  • A telephone which does not have a cord between the base unit and the handset, and which communicates via low-powered radio frequency signals. In this context, the main difference between a cordless telephone and a cellular telephone is that the base unit of the former plugs directly into a land telephone network, while the latter is linked to it via microwaves. Its abbreviation is cordless phone. Also called wireless phone.
  • synonym cordless phone

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