Adjective "contactless" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or involving technologies that allow a smart card, mobile phone, etc. to contact wirelessly to an electronic reader, typically in order to make a payment.
  1. 'The outgrowth is something called "contactless payment" - already available at a gas pump or tollbooth near you.'
  2. 'A contactless smart card works in proximity to a reader.'
  3. 'The standardization and security problems associated with contactless cards seem to be much more serious.'
  4. 'Despite the possible security benefits, there is likely to be pushback for contactless payments from even more retailers, she said.'
  5. 'It's a shield designed to protect contactless smart cards from surreptitious access.'
  6. 'Instead they will use contactless credit cards, which they will swipe across a magnetic reader fitted on 20 machines in the West End early next year.'
  7. 'If contactless cards are ever to become a mass payment system, the card schemes need to work together to create common standards.'
  8. 'Its contactless charging pad delivers electric power through the air.'
  9. 'Smart cards in both contact and contactless mode may be used to securely control such physical and logical access.'
  10. 'To expand the "contactless" services around the nation, the organization will launch its "PayPass" payment technology today.'


1. noting or pertaining to RFID technology or devices that use radio waves to relay identifying information to an electronic reader, so that the device does not need to be in direct contact with the reader: contactless credit and debit cards.

More examples(as adjective)

"readings can be contactless."

"cards can be contactless."

"ticketings can be contactless."

"products can be contactless."

"methods can be contactless."

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