shortwave
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 1907 1. a radio wave having a wavelength between 10 and 100 meters 2. a radio transmitter or receiver using shortwaves 3. electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength equal to or less than that of visible light

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  • shortwave — 1. adjective a) Having a wavelength of approximately 10 to 200 meters b) Capable of transmitting or receiving signals at such a wavelength. 2. noun a) Any shortwave frequency, having a wavelength between approximately 10 and 200 …   Wiktionary

  • shortwave — /shawrt wayv /, n., adj., v., shortwaved, shortwaving. n. 1. Elect. a radio wave shorter than that used in AM broadcasting, corresponding to frequencies of over 1600 kilohertz: used for long distance reception or transmission. 2. See shortwave… …   Universalium

  • shortwave — short•wave [[t]ˈʃɔrtˈweɪv[/t]] n. adj. v. waved, wav•ing 1) rtv a radio wave shorter than that used in AM broadcasting, corresponding to frequencies of over 1600 kilohertz: used for long distance reception or transmission 2) rtv shortwave radio… …   From formal English to slang

  • shortwave — short·wave shȯrt wāv n 1) a radio wave having a wavelength between 10 and 100 meters 2) electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength equal to or less than that of visible light …   Medical dictionary

  • shortwave — Synonyms and related words: audio frequency, carrier, carrier wave, electric wave, electromagnetic wave, ground wave, hertzian wave, heterodyne, high frequency, high frequency wave, long wave, low frequency wave, microwave, radio, radio wave, sky …   Moby Thesaurus

  • shortwave — see short wave …   English dictionary

  • shortwave — adj. using wavelengths of less than 200 meters, using frequencies of greater and 1600 kilohertz n. (Electricity) radio wave with a wavelength between 30 and 300 feet (10 and 100 meters) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shortwave — I. ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: short (I) + wave 1. : an electromagnetic or radio wave having a wavelength of between 10 and 100 meters 2. : a radio transmitter using shortwaves II. ˈ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

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