airwaves UK US /ˈeəweɪvz/ noun [plural]
COMMUNICATIONS radio waves that are used for broadcasting radio and television programmes, and sending mobile phone, etc. signals, also used to refer to radio or televison broadcasting time: »

In order to improve access to broadband, the government cleared the way for an auction of airwaves best suited to wireless data.


The campaign flooded the airwaves with a series of TV ads.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • airwaves — [[t]e͟ə(r)weɪvz[/t]] also air waves 1) N PLURAL: usu the N The airwaves is used to refer to the activity of broadcasting on radio and television. For example, if someone says something over the airwaves, they say it on the radio or television.… …   English dictionary

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  • airwaves — air|waves [ er,weıvz ] noun plural radio waves used to send radio, television, CELL PHONE, etc. signals a. the airwaves INFORMAL radio or television shows: The group flooded the airwaves with ads attacking the president s plan …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • airwaves — noun (plural) old fashioned the airwaves radio broadcasts: on the airwaves (=on the radio) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • airwaves — UK [ˈeə(r)ˌweɪvz] / US [ˈerˌweɪvz] noun [plural] a) radio waves used to send radio, television, mobile phone etc signals b) the airwaves informal radio or television programmes The group flooded the airwaves with ads attacking the minister s plan …   English dictionary

  • airwaves — /air wayvz /, the media of radio and television broadcasting: The airwaves were filled with news flashes about the crisis. [1895 1900, for earlier sense; AIR1 + waves (pl. of WAVE)] * * * …   Universalium