low frequency

noun

Definition of low frequency

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

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The relatively low frequency of the growths suggests a select group of mostly men who, for some reason, regularly ended up with cold water in their ear canals. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "The skulls of ancient pearl divers come with abnormal ear canal bone growths," 28 Dec. 2018 Another seven kinds of plastic, ranging from the types used in utensils and shopping bags to those used in automotive parts and electronics, showed up at much lower frequencies across some of the eight people’s poop. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Plastic found in the poop of eight people from eight different countries," 24 Oct. 2018 This most recent one, named FRB 180725A, is notable because of its low frequency of 580 megahertz. Fox News, "Radio telescope picks up new frequency in space," 3 Aug. 2018 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

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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