Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

shortwave

play
noun short·wave \ˈshȯrt-ˌwāv\

Simple Definition of shortwave

  • : a radio wave with a wavelength between 10 and 100 meters

  • : a radio or receiver that uses shortwaves

Full Definition of shortwave

  1. 1 :  a radio wave having a wavelength between 10 and 100 meters

  2. 2 :  a radio transmitter or receiver using shortwaves

  3. 3 :  electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength equal to or less than that of visible light

1907

First Known Use of shortwave

1907


Medical Dictionary

shortwave

play
noun short·wave \ˈshȯrt-ˈwāv\

Medical Definition of shortwave

  1. 1:  a radio wave having a wavelength between 10 and 100 meters

  2. 2:  electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength equal to or less than that of visible light




Learn More about shortwave


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up shortwave? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 14, 2016

to hug and kiss another person

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image33683556

How much does a batman (the Turkish unit of measurement) weigh?

2.2 pounds 100 pounds 16.96 pounds 196.5 pounds
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ