wavelength

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

wave·length

noun \-ˌleŋ(k)th\

: the distance from one wave of energy to another as it is traveling from one point to another point

—used especially in the phrases on the same wavelength and on a different wavelength to say that people share or do not share a way of thinking

Full Definition of WAVELENGTH

1
:  the distance in the line of advance of a wave from any one point to the next point of corresponding phase
2
:  a particular course or line of thought especially as related to mutual understanding <two people on different wavelengths>

Examples of WAVELENGTH

  1. Light and sound have different wavelengths.

First Known Use of WAVELENGTH

1850

Rhymes with WAVELENGTH

wave·length

noun \-ˌleŋ(k)th\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of WAVELENGTH

: the distance in the line of advance of a wave from any one point to the next point of corresponding phase—symbol λ

wavelength

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Distance between corresponding points of two consecutive waves. “Corresponding points” refers to two points or particles that have completed identical fractions of their periodic motion. In transverse waves, wavelength is measured from crest to crest or from trough to trough. In longitudinal waves, it is measured from compression to compression or from rarefaction to rarefaction. Wavelength, , is equal to the speed v of a wave in a medium divided by its frequency f, or = v/f.

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