mul·​ti·​wave·​length ˌməl-tē-ˈwāv-ˌleŋ(k)th How to pronounce multiwavelength (audio)
: using, involving, or composed of multiple wavelengths
About 20 times more sensitive than Hubble's current wide-field camera, WFC3 can record across many wavelengths, simultaneously. With it, astronomers can take a multiwavelength portrait of a celestial object in a single snapshot.Ron Cowen

Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiwavelength was in 1953

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“Multiwavelength.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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