low frequency


Definition of low frequency 

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

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Soon, though, a tech starts driving a cherrypicker toward PseudOrion, preparing to replace this motor with a more powerful one that produces a lower frequency. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "Inside the Test Chamber for NASA's Astronaut Vehicle Double," 12 July 2018 The flat flooring of the Musikverein and space under the chairs also allow the audience to hear low frequencies that enliven big crescendos. 5. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "Science of Music," 15 June 2018 Pagers operate on lower frequencies than cell phones, which allows for better reception in places with many walls and underground areas. Andy Marso And Kelsey Ryan, kansascity, "Does your hospital still use pagers? Your personal information may be at risk," 22 June 2018 Sensitive to lower frequencies than MeerKAT, the MWA can pick up the neutral hydrogen signal from as far back as 500 million years after the big bang, when the first stars and galaxies were lighting up the universe. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "New radio telescope in South Africa will study galaxy formation," 19 June 2018 Deep side balconies provide enough space for low frequencies to scatter and bounce. Jonathon Keats, Discover Magazine, "Science of Music," 15 June 2018 At lower frequencies, the telescope was about 20 percent less effective post-hurricane. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "Puerto Rico's Observatory Is Still Recovering From Hurricane Maria," 15 June 2018 Lightning emits a variety of frequencies but is most prominent at lower frequencies — meaning that effects are about 10 times greater to AM radio signals than to FM. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "Here’s how lightning can knock out your power before it even strikes," 13 June 2018 However, this doesn't explain why someone would hear the lower frequencies and some hear the higher frequencies in the first place. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Yanny vs. Laurel: What do you hear?," 17 May 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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