follow Dictionary.com

Stories We Like: A Guide to the Comma

high frequency

noun
1.
the range of frequencies in the radio spectrum between 3 and 30 megahertz.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
Related forms
high-frequency, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples for high frequency
  • The device picks up the high frequency echolocation calls of nearby bats and runs them through a buffer to make them audible.
  • To produce a high frequency sound, it opens its mouth wide and pulls its head back.
  • The argument of the book does not depend on a high frequency of transformation.
  • And cellphone towers are in the high frequency range, but well below microwaves.
  • These plants have a high frequency of parthenocarpy, however, so they still produce fruit.
  • The unique protein structure makes the animal sensitive to extremely high frequency sounds.
  • If so, natural selection might favor retaining the mutation at a fairly high frequency despite its disadvantages.
  • IT has long been known that bats find their prey by listening for echoes from their high frequency squeaks.
  • The market now consists primarily of leveraged high frequency trading.
  • Equity prices are all about the amount of credit metered to financial firms for high frequency trading.
British Dictionary definitions for high frequency

high frequency

noun
1.
a radio-frequency band or radio frequency lying between 3 and 30 megahertz HF
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

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for high frequency

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for high

11
10
Scrabble Words With Friends