low frequency


Definition of low frequency

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

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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 The problem is worst for observations at low frequencies, below 50 megahertz (MHz). Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "Could humanity’s return to the moon spark a new age of lunar telescopes?," 18 July 2019 The greater the distance the signal has traveled, the greater the delay of the lower frequencies usually is. Yvette Cendes, Discover Magazine, "What Are FRBs? The Discovery of Mysterious Signals From the Cosmos," 7 Feb. 2019

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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