high frequency


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web These sessions are quite common but not needed in high frequency, according to Swissa. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 11 Apr. 2023 Route 12 will now only be on Teutonia Avenue and will become fully high frequency. Drake Bentley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 May 2021 There has been speculation, recently, that the high frequency of fibroid diagnoses among Black women might be owing to Black women’s use of hair straighteners, which have also been connected to diagnoses of ovarian, uterine, and breast cancer. Anna Holmes, The New Yorker, 1 Apr. 2023 Despite the public outcry from some portions of the fanbase and corners of the paddock on the high frequency of crashes in the first two races, the race COO said officials, along with track designer Tony Cotman, have no plans to make major alterations. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 22 Oct. 2022 There’s a high frequency of games. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 26 Apr. 2021 This type usually has an adjustable diaphragm to switch between low and high frequencies. Lindsay Modglin, Verywell Health, 1 Mar. 2023 That mutation has been seen previously, but never at such high frequency in a mosquito population. Arkansas Online, 25 Dec. 2022 Because the meteor shower is so active and has a high frequency of bright fireballs, stargazers will be able to spot meteors as early as 9 p.m. in the northern hemisphere and about midnight in the southern hemisphere, especially if viewing from a location far from city lights. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of high frequency was in 1892

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“High frequency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20frequency. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Kids Definition

high frequency

: a radio frequency in the range between 3 and 30 megahertz
abbreviation HF
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