|1.||λ the distance, measured in the direction of propagation, between two points of the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wave|
|2.||the wavelength of the carrier wave used by a particular broadcasting station|
|3.||informal on someone's wavelength, on the same wavelength having similar views, feelings, or thoughts (as someone else)|
wavelength wave·length (wāv'lěngkth', -lěngth')
Symbol λ The distance between one peak or crest of a wave of light, heat, or other energy and the next corresponding peak or crest.
|wavelength (wāv'lěngkth') Pronunciation Key
The distance between one peak or crest of a wave and the next peak or crest. It is equal to the speed of the wave divided by its frequency, and to the speed of a wave times its period.
The distance between crests (or troughs) of a wave.
on the same wavelength definition
on the same wavelength
In complete accord, in rapport, as in Conductor, orchestra members, soloists, and chorus all were on the same wavelength, making for a wonderful performance. This term alludes to radio waves that carry a broadcast. [First half of 1900s]