high frequency

noun

Definition of high frequency

: a radio frequency between very high frequency and medium frequency — see Radio Frequencies Table

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Getting a higher frequency means the laser can carry more energy, increasing its effectiveness. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "China's New Crystals Could Finally Make Laser Weapons a Thing," 4 Sep. 2019 These higher frequencies can carry massive quantities of data, under optimal conditions. Hiawatha Bray, BostonGlobe.com, "These Providence 5G cellphone speeds are almost hot to handle," 14 Aug. 2019 While all existing 3G and 4G phones in the US use frequencies that are below 3GHz, most of the action in 5G will be at higher frequencies. Bob O'donnell, USA TODAY, "5G could change everything. Here’s what you need to know before you buy into the tech," 29 July 2019 Even today, many data-compression algorithms and bluetooth speakers disproportionately affect high frequencies and consonants, and women’s voices lose definition, sounding thin and tinny. Tina Tallon, The New Yorker, "A Century of “Shrill”: How Bias in Technology Has Hurt Women’s Voices," 3 Sep. 2019 When incorporating water with glamour, the energy within can reach a higher frequency. Lisa Stardust, Teen Vogue, "How to Practice Glamour Magic," 20 Aug. 2019 Wixey found that the smart speaker, the headphones, and the parametric speaker were capable of emitting high frequencies that exceeded the average recommended by several academic guidelines. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons," 11 Aug. 2019 Environmental sound monitoring for high frequency and low frequency noise would also catch potential cyber-acoustic attacks. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons," 11 Aug. 2019 One of the primary reasons this occurs is higher frequencies have shorter wavelengths than lower frequencies. Bob O'donnell, USA TODAY, "5G could change everything. Here’s what you need to know before you buy into the tech," 29 July 2019

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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