high frequency


Definition of high frequency

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

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Potomac Watch Podcast Potomac Watch Podcast The rub is that 5G ultra-high frequency millimeter waves can’t travel far, so hundreds of thousands more cell sites will be needed. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Throttling the 5G Internet," 25 Sep. 2018 Small hummingbirds beat their wings at a higher frequency than larger hummingbirds. James Gorman, New York Times, "The Amazing Metabolism of Hummingbirds," 20 Mar. 2018 Using that high frequency wand and waving it around a few patches around my face two or three times a week is going to benefit reducing the bacteria and preventing breakouts. Lindsay Peoples, The Cut, "A Beauty Expert on Switching Up Your Skin-Care Routine," 13 July 2018 The company is moving aggressively to put in place 5G technology, which uses higher frequencies to speed wireless transmission. Norm Alster, New York Times, "Bulging Debt May Spell Trouble for Energy, Telecom and Retail," 13 Apr. 2018 The federal cap on audience size is 39 percent, but the FCC revived a loophole that doesn’t fully count stations broadcast on ultra-high frequency. Jennie Neufeld, Vox, "Vox Sentences: Ajit Pai doesn’t want to play Monopoly this time," 21 July 2018 The lights are on, our favorite hotels are open (with extensive remodels that have left many even better than before), and the island is buzzing at a slightly higher frequency, eager to welcome travelers back. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "You Can Still Get Tickets to Hamilton in Puerto Rico," 12 Dec. 2018 That's a significant clock boost if the laptop and CPU can hold higher frequencies. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Razer's Blade Stealth gets a long-awaited upgrade to GeForce graphics and a Whiskey Lake CPU," 4 Dec. 2018 Also: Certain types of tape reproduce high frequencies poorly. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "Cassette Tapes Are Back, Don't You Dare Call Them Obsolete," 12 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of high frequency

1892, in the meaning defined above

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