a short-range wireless communication system that uses radio waves to enable a phone or other mobile device to interact with another device or card reader:
Near Field Communication essentially lets your phone replace your credit cards.
- Near gale
noun 1. (meteorol) a wind of force seven on the Beaufort scale or from 32–38 mph
- Near-infrared radiation
[neer-in-fruh-red] /nɪərˌɪn frəˈrɛd/ noun 1. the shorter wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation in the infrared region of the spectrum, extending from about 0.75 to 2.5 micrometers, usually radiation reflected from plant materials.
[neer] /nɪər/ adverb, nearer, nearest. 1. close; to a point or place not far away: Come near so I won’t have to shout. 2. at, within, or to a short distance. 3. close in time: The New Year draws near. 4. close in relation; closely with respect to connection, similarity, intimacy, etc. (often used in […]
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. a group of islands of SW Alaska, the smallest and westernmost of the Aleutian Islands, including Attu.