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AirDrop(1) A cryptocurrency reward. See airdropped token.
(2) Apple's local wireless sharing capability introduced with Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion). AirDrop was added to Apple's mobile OS as of iOS 7 to allow people to share files via Wi-Fi with other Apple users in the vicinity (see iOS versions). For example, AirDrop lets people share information in a meeting or photos at an event and even play games with strangers. In 2019, the iPhone 11 debuted with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) transmission to more precisely pinpoint another iPhone in the vicinity. See iPhone 11 and AirPlay.
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The delivery of personnel and cargo from aircraft in flight. This is normally done with the help of a parachute. Equipment can also be dropped without the use of parachutes and in a free fall under its own weight.
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