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EtymologyEdit

Blend of wireless +‎ fidelity, coined in analogy to hi-fi (high fidelity). Trade name developed for the Wireless Ethernet Compatibility Alliance (later Wi-Fi Alliance).

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Wi-Fi (uncountable)

  1. (computing) Any of several standards for short-range wireless data transmission (IEEE 802.11).
  2. (computing) Wireless networking using one of these standards.
    I'll send the file using Wi-Fi.
    This coffee shop has Wi-Fi for its customers.
  3. (informal) The capability to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
    The refrigerator cost 1000 more dollars just because it had Wi-Fi, and I'm thinking "this is ridiculous"!

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NounEdit

Wi-Fi m or f (in variation) (usually uncountable, plural Wi-Fis)

  1. Alternative spelling of wi-fi