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radio wave

noun, Electricity
1.
an electromagnetic wave having a wavelength between 1 millimeter and 30,000 meters, or a frequency between 10 kilohertz and 300,000 megahertz.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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Examples from the web for radio wave
  • Salt water can indeed burn when exposed to a certain kind of radio wave, a university chemist has confirmed.
  • Would be interesting to be able to detect infra-red, ultra-violet, radio wave.
  • We are currently exposed to a variety of radio wave technologies within our homes and as pointed out via our use of cell phones.
  • radio wave pulses systematically probe small sections of tissues, knocking those atoms out of alignment.
  • Overpopulation, increasing life style and affluence, and radio wave transmissions are the cause of global warming.
  • New dual-pol capability will allow the transmit and receipt of both horizontally and vertically polarized radio wave pulses.
  • If the radio wave frequency equals a natural frequency of the molecules, the wave is absorbed by the material of the tunnel.
  • Due to this waveguide behavior, the magnitude of the coal seam radio wave decreases because of two different factors.
British Dictionary definitions for radio wave

radio wave

noun
1.
an electromagnetic wave of radio frequency
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radio wave in Science
radio wave  
A very low frequency electromagnetic wave (from roughly 30 kilohertz to 100 gigahertz). Radio waves are used for the transmission of radio and television signals; the microwaves used in radar and microwave ovens are also radio waves. Many celestial objects, such as pulsars, emit radio waves. See more at electromagnetic spectrum.
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