low frequency

noun

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 Early last month, the bass player group welcomed additional low frequency instruments. Diane Bell Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Bass players offer soothing music on Election Day," 4 Nov. 2020 Moreover, a study of the effects of low frequency magnetic fields on the white- and red blood cell levels of welders did not find a clinically significant difference between the welders and the control group. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, "Fact check: A magnetic shield will not protect cellphone users from EMF radiation," 13 July 2020 The report emphasizes a low frequency of fires in the area, and the ability to contain fires if need be. Virginia Langmaid And Judson Jones, CNN, "Mount Rushmore hasn't had fireworks for more than a decade because it's very dangerous. Here's why," 2 July 2020 The burning question: How will AMD’s quad-core, 3rd-gen Ryzen 3 chips stack up against the $85 Ryzen 3 1600AF, a still-available budget barnstormer that packs six cores and twelve threads, but at lower frequencies (and without PCIe 4.0)? Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "AMD's B550 motherboards will bring PCIe 4.0 to the masses, but leave older Ryzen CPUs behind," 7 May 2020 The burning question: How will AMD’s quad-core, 3rd-gen Ryzen 3 chips stack up against the $85 Ryzen 3 1600AF, a still-available budget barnstormer that packs six cores and twelve threads, but at lower frequencies (and without PCIe 4.0)? Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "AMD's B550 motherboards will bring PCIe 4.0 to the masses, but leave older Ryzen CPUs behind," 7 May 2020 Amtrak said Sunday that its Acela Express and Northeast Regional trains would continue to operate but at significantly lower frequencies. Curtis Tate, USA TODAY, "Amtrak to cut Northeast Corridor trains by 60% as demand drops due to the coronavirus," 16 Mar. 2020 Those airwaves, at lower frequencies that travel much farther, will also be compatible with 5G. Instead of modest interest, bidding reached $7.6 billion as of Jan. 30, when the auction was temporarily paused. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, "Why mobile carriers are bidding billions for more 5G airwaves," 7 Feb. 2020 Less common is a type that is detectable at lower frequencies. Alexandra Witze, Scientific American, "“Marsquakes” Reveal Red Planet’s Hidden Geology," 18 Dec. 2019

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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“Low frequency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20frequency. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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