typical definitions say "bluetooth is a standard"
but, at times bluetooth is referred to as "bluetooth technology"

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Bluetooth is an open wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short wavelength radio transmissions) from fixed and mobile devices, creating personal area networks (PANs) with high levels of security.

So... both?



It's both actually. It's a technology, as it does things a certain way, and it grew to be the standard (according to dictionary.com, "something considered by an authority or by general consent as a basis of comparison; an approved model.") way of transmitting data over short distances.

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