Important, as in For all matters of consequence we have to consult the board, or Only scientists of consequence have been invited to speak. This idiom was first recorded in 1489.
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing
[awf, of] /ɔf, ɒf/ adverb 1. so as to be no longer supported or attached: This button is about to come off. 2. so as to be no longer covering or enclosing: to take a hat off; to take the wrapping off. 3. away from a place: to run off; to look off toward the […]
[awf-uh] /ˈɔf ə/ noun 1. died 796, king of Mercia 757–96. /ˈɒfə/ noun 1. died 796 ad, king of Mercia (757–796), who constructed an earthwork (Offa’s Dyke) between Wales and Mercia /ˈɒfə/ noun acronym 1. Orthopaedic Foundation for Animals
[awf-air, of-] /ˈɔfˈɛər, ˈɒf-/ adjective 1. not broadcast, but said, played, or happening in a radio or television studio context. adjective, adverb 1. obtained by reception of a radiated broadcasting signal rather than by line feed: an off-air recording 2. connected with a radio or television programme but not broadcast: an off-air phone-in