band-pass filter

noun

: a filter that transmits only frequencies within a selected band

Examples of band-pass filter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The South Pole applies a very narrow band-pass filter. Sarah Scoles, Quanta Magazine, 20 Sep. 2023 The Satellit 650 was equipped with a preselector, essentially a low band-pass filter. IEEE Spectrum, 3 Jan. 2019 Davies isn’t predicting the future here so much as running our unstable, rollicking present through a band-pass filter and then speeding up the output. Adam Rogers, WIRED, 11 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of band-pass filter was in 1926

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“Band-pass filter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/band-pass%20filter. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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