follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

delta rhythm

noun, Physiology
1.
a pattern of slow brain waves, having a frequency of less than 6 cycles per second as recorded by an electroencephalograph, associated with deep sleep.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for delta-rhythm

delta rhythm

noun
1.
(physiol) the normal electrical activity of the cerebral cortex during deep sleep, occurring at a frequency of 1 to 4 hertz and detectable with an electroencephalograph See also brain wave
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
delta-rhythm in Medicine

delta rhythm n.
A brain wave pattern originating from the forward portion of the brain and having a frequency of between 1.5 and 4.0 hertz; it is associated with deep sleep in normal adults. Also called delta wave.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for delta rhythm

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for delta

6
7
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with delta-rhythm