antenna antenna  /æn ˈtɛ nə/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an electrical device that sends or receives radio or television signals
  2. (n) sensitivity similar to that of a receptor organ
  3. (n) one of a pair of mobile appendages on the head of e.g. insects and crustaceans; typically sensitive to touch and taste

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Cluttering rooftops, bristling from satellites and planes, protruding from walkie-talkies and TV sets, antennas are both a symbol and a necessity of the communications age.
  2. The wi-fi antenna is a solitary 18-in.
  3. She nudged the recalcitrant antenna with the arm, and this time the punishment worked: out popped the antenna.

News

  1. Get a Mohu Leaf Ultimate amplified indoor antenna for $49.99 shipped

    Normally $80-90, this HDTV antenna can pull in signals from as far as 50 miles. Cable? Who needs cable? Originally posted at The Cheapskate
    on June 20, 2013     Source: CNET

  2. Translucent Flex Antenna increases mobile device design options.

    Allowing light and color to shine through translucent device cover, mLUX can be assembled to display, covers, or separate carrier with adhesive or molded between clear and opaque plastics. Antenna enables increased use of metal on the back cover of handset when integrated into display and can be placed as far away as possible from ground plane and user's hand to increase performance. Total ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

  3. Galtronics’ Embedded Antenna Solutions Boost Voice and Data Coverage for SpiderCloud’s CTIA Award-Winning Small Cell ...

    Galtronics Corporation Ltd. announced today that the company’s innovative antenna solutions deliver the RF performance for SpiderCloud’s CTIA E-Tech 2013 award-winning scalable small cell systems.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "The mission is going really well," said Atlantis astronaut Garrett Reisman. "We've got a new antenna on the space station, a new six-back of batteries, a new module docked to the station and generally have defeated the forces of evil. So...
    on May 25, 2010 By: Garrett Reisman Source: msnbc.com

  2. "Winter in Vermont is not when you want to be installing a rooftop antenna," said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is sponsoring a bill that would, among other things, expand the coupon program to help subsidize antenna purchases and...
    on Jan 9, 2009 By: Bernard Sanders Source: FOXNews

  3. "Gripping any phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, depending on the placement of the antennas," Mr. Dowling said. "This is a fact of life for every wireless phone."
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Steve Jobs Source: Seattle Times (blog)

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