high frequency


Definition of high frequency

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

Examples of high frequency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For most of the past decade more trades have been done at high frequency by complex algorithms than by humans. The Economist, "Wall Street’s latest shiny new thing: quantum computing," 16 Dec. 2020 In some cases, populations that have high frequency of sickle cell trait have ended up right next to others that have high levels of G6PD selection, likely as a result of migration. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "New African genomes: Complicated migrations and strong selection," 28 Oct. 2020 Nonetheless, the border states of Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey will remain exempt from New York's restrictions because of the high frequency of interstate travel daily by workers. Vandana Rambaran, Fox News, "Cuomo replaces tough NY travel restrictions with COVID-19 testing mandate," 31 Oct. 2020 Many public trains, buses, and commuter rails—like the RTA—rely on high frequency air exchange systems, which filters and changes the air inside the vehicle every two to three minutes. Conor Morris, cleveland, "Officials, riders debate the safety of riding the RTA during the pandemic," 30 Oct. 2020 The electrode readings revealed that the spiders’ brains and metatarsal organs became active when exposed to low and high frequency sounds. Liz Langley, National Geographic, "Ogre-faced spiders have great hearing—without ears," 29 Oct. 2020 The low mass of a hydrogen atom makes high frequency vibrations easier to achieve, which means hydrogen-rich materials are good candidates for high-temperature superconductors. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "First room-temperature superconductor reported," 14 Oct. 2020 Each radar emits high frequency pulses of energy, a portion of which bounces off precipitation targets and offers valuable information from inside a storm. Washington Post, "Washington’s main weather radar is broken and could be out of service for many days," 24 Sep. 2020 Who are your market makers, and what’s your stance on market making and high frequency trading? John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Eric Ries is on an all-or-nothing mission to reform capitalism," 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of high frequency

1892, in the meaning defined above

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26 Dec 2020

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“High frequency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high%20frequency. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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