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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Using spatial hole burning, the high frequency signal is just the difference between two light colors in the laser. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Laser-powered cell phone transmitters could be in your future," 9 May 2018 In 2009, a species of frog on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo was shown to communicate using ultrasonic calls ranging up to 38 kilohertz, the highest frequency any amphibian species has been shown to hear. Douglas Quenqua, New York Times, "This Hummingbird Chirps Like an Insect. Can It Hear Its Own Sound?," 5 Mar. 2018 That brings me back to 5G. Because the spectrum bands being used by carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile for 5G are much higher frequencies than those used for older networks, the signals don’t travel as far. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Data Sheet—The Wireless Industry's Real 5G Challenge," 6 June 2018 The acoustic information that makes us hear Yanny is higher frequency than the acoustic information that makes us hear Laurel. Rachel Becker, The Verge, "Yanny or Laurel? The science behind the audio version of The Dress," 15 May 2018 Chips sold for implants are generally either low or high frequency. Yael Grauer, Ars Technica, "A practical guide to microchip implants," 3 Jan. 2018 Places where illicit drug activity is occurring often leads to a higher frequency of other crimes, especially property crimes. Michael Katz, idahostatesman, "Nampa police arrest 20 people in 2 days at pair of suspected drug houses," 10 July 2018 Some animals, such as dogs, can hear much higher frequencies, up to about 45,000 Hz. Ben Finio, Scientific American, "Make Sprinkles Dance," 31 May 2018 So that sound of that space shuttle, being high frequency, cuts like a knife through anything. Todd Vanderwerff, Vox, "A Quiet Place’s sound designers on building its very loud silence," 26 May 2018

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1892, in the meaning defined above

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