Definition of paperless in English:



  • 1Relating to or involving the storage or communication of information in electronic form, rather than on paper.

    ‘several of the utilities companies have switched to paperless billing’
    • ‘It's the industry's first paperless cockpit.’
    • ‘We are a paperless system with a real-time inventory system.’
    • ‘Tomorrow's office will be paperless, right?’
    • ‘The paperless system also has cut red tape.’
    • ‘For now, we're still working on becoming a paperless society.’
    • ‘This is the main reason why the paperless office is such a fantasy.’
    • ‘I am entirely a paperless writer.’
    • ‘But most important, paperless HR organizations can focus on trends in the workforce, rather than on transactions.’
    • ‘I would argue these same people should be called upon when implementing a paperless system.’
    • ‘Sure, there are paperless ways to accomplish this.’
    • ‘He had been down a similar road before, when he tried to go paperless.’
    • ‘"The whole conversion to the paperless environment has helped us rethink our process of doing the work," he says.’
    • ‘Despite the current success of online rebate programs, only a small number of retailers have gone paperless.’
    • ‘The system will be web-based and paperless, and will capture information about all goods coming in and out of Ireland.’
    • ‘It's important to develop best practices while implementing a paperless engagement system.’
    • ‘In the case of some customers, the payment of accounts by money-transfer orders can be effected by means of a paperless operation.’
    • ‘For Carter, going wireless means that he can also be paperless.’
    • ‘A pioneering wireless, paperless order-entry system has replaced the standard chart system.’
    • ‘And though we are still far from a paperless process, the role of paper is now significantly different.’
  • 2(of a person) lacking official documentation or evidence of identity.

    ‘the federal government aims to identify paperless refugees using spot checks’
    • ‘The jungle is a stretch of wasteland where paperless migrants are sleeping rough, waiting for an opportunity to cross the channel and seek asylum in the UK.’