Alternative form of near field. (in physical acoustics)(noun)
Alternative form of near field. (in radio-frequency electromagnetic technology)(noun)
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Use "near-field" in a sentence
"PayPal also wants to use mobile deals to get a head start in wireless payments, as credit-card companies collaborate to create a standard using what is called near-field communication technology."
"Using a technology known as "near-field communications," or NFC, consumers will be able to buy items simply by passing their phones in front of a sensor at the checkout counter."
"RIM recently said it's planning to put a chip that lets users make purchases by swiping their phones past a terminal—a technology known as near-field communication—in the BlackBerrys it launches this year."