low frequency


Definition of low frequency

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

Examples of low frequency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But a broad shelf gives the waves time to interact with each other, perhaps stretching into a longer, lower frequency wave. National Geographic, "New seismic phenomenon discovered, named stormquakes," 16 Oct. 2019 Relating to Pitch Fundamental Frequency: the peak with the lowest frequency in the sound spectrum, which is perceived as pitch by the human ear. Jeff Kao And Jack Gillum, ProPublica, "Methodology: How We Tested an Aggression Detection Algorithm," 25 June 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 At such low frequencies, the upper atmosphere becomes a serious impediment to observations. Davide Castelvecchi, Scientific American, "The Quest to Unlock the Secrets of the Baby Universe," 26 Aug. 2019 Sprint is using a lower frequency, which gets them wider coverage without the obstacles. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "5G: Why you should ignore the hype and wait – until 2020," 28 Aug. 2019 The Bluetooth speaker, the noise canceling headphones, and the smart speaker again were able to emit low frequencies that exceeded the average recommendations. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "Hackers Can Turn Everyday Speakers Into Acoustic Cyberweapons," 11 Aug. 2019 Our business has a lower frequency than fashion, but its value and stickiness is more. Itika Sharma Punit, Quartz India, "IKEA or no IKEA, India’s Urban Ladder has been climbing steadily," 22 July 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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1937, in the meaning defined above

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14 Nov 2019

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“Low frequency.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20frequency. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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