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long wave

noun
1.
Electricity. an electromagnetic wave over 60 meters in length.
2.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
Related forms
long-wave, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for long wave

long wave

noun
1.
  1. a radio wave with a wavelength greater than 1000 metres
  2. (as modifier): a long-wave broadcast
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