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 Fish Sound can be detected in two sensory systems in fish, with one system based on water motion and low frequency and the other being a frequency-dependent hearing system. Gabriella Sotelo, Treehugger, 14 July 2023 Seismometers are tuned to measure ground shaking at low frequencies and can capture vibrations from passing Sound Transit trains and cars, and even nearby explosions, said Caplan-Auerbach. oregonlive, 29 July 2023 Unexpected explanations Research into TMS has found that high-frequency stimulation typically makes an area of the brain more excitable, whereas low frequencies can reduce activity. Simon Makin, Scientific American, 23 June 2023 Nardin achieves this with a balance wheel that beats at the low frequency of 0.50 Hz and the considerable energy stored by the six extra-large barrels. Cait Bazemore, Robb Report, 20 July 2023 This feedback design works best at low frequencies. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 22 Mar. 2023 The microphones do well picking up low frequencies, but getting them as far outside the ear as possible helps nab the higher frequencies. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, 22 Mar. 2023 Whether brown, pink, green, white, or blue, all of these increasingly popular noises are part of the sound spectrum and contain low frequencies at various volume levels. Hannah Baxter, Allure, 18 Feb. 2023 During an 11-second clip captured by the microphone, there are two periods of low frequency wind as the leading and trailing walls of the dust devil pass over the rover, said lead study author Dr. Naomi Murdoch, researcher at the University of Toulouse’s Higher Institute of Aeronautics and Space. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 13 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1937, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of low frequency was in 1937

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“Low frequency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/low%20frequency. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

Kids Definition

low frequency

: a radio frequency in the range between 30 and 300 kilohertz
abbreviation LF
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