Simple Definition of wavelength
: 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 in a sentence
Light and sound have different wavelengths.
First Known Use of wavelength
WAVELENGTH Defined for Kids
Definition of wavelength for Students
: the distance in the line of advance of a wave from any one point to the next similar point
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
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