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shortwave

noun, short·wave often attributive \ˈshrt-ˌwāv\

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

: a radio or receiver that uses shortwaves

Full Definition of SHORTWAVE

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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First Known Use of SHORTWAVE

1907
Medical Dictionary

shortwave

noun short·wave \ˈshrt-ˈwāv\

Medical Definition of SHORTWAVE

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

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