One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A radio for receiving analogue signals which incorporates either a digital tuning mechanism or a digital display (or frequently both). Now rare.
2A radio for receiving digital radio signals.
3Telecommunications. The radio transmission of audio signals that have been digitally encoded, especially for the purposes of broadcasting.
1970s; earliest use found in Kokomo (Indiana) Tribune. From digital + radio.
digital radio/ˌdɪdʒɪtl ˈreɪdɪəʊ/
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