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wavelength

noun wave·length \-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

WAVELENGTH Defined for Kids

wavelength

noun wave·length \ˈwāv-ˌleŋth\

Definition of WAVELENGTH for Kids

:  the distance in the line of advance of a wave from any one point to the next similar point
Medical Dictionary

wavelength

noun wave·length \-ˌleŋ(k)th\

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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