continuous waves

continuous wave

noun Telecommunications.
an electromagnetic wave of constant amplitude and frequency: used to carry information by being modulated, as in radio or television, or by being interrupted as in radiotelegraphy. Abbreviation: CW

Origin:
1910–15

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continuous waves
 
pl n
CW radio waves generated as a continuous train of oscillations having a constant frequency and amplitude

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