nar·​row·​band ˈner-(ˌ)ō-ˌband How to pronounce narrowband (audio)
: operating at, responsive to, or including a narrow range of frequencies

Examples of narrowband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike with communications or radar, which would probably use a narrowband signal, your spectrometer sends out a broadband signal, from about 300 GHz to 3 THz. IEEE Spectrum, 7 Mar. 2024 Two smaller satellites will test narrowband communication and geopositioning technology, according to Iran's state media. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 2 Feb. 2024 This image represents 100 six-minute narrowband images and 50 two-minute RGB images using his Celestron 9.25-inch Edge HD telescope. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 11 Jan. 2024 Promising Signals Hunting for Different 'Alien' Signals Previous SETI efforts have focused primarily on detecting continuous signals in the narrowband that persist over time, since nature alone doesn’t produce narrowband signals. Conor Feehly, Discover Magazine, 8 Aug. 2023 However, the new software enables researchers to look out for pulsating narrowband signals, which compared to continuous signals are more energetically efficient and therefore might be a better option to use as a beacon. Conor Feehly, Discover Magazine, 8 Aug. 2023 The other, owned by Sateliot, uses the narrowband IoT protocol. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Mar. 2023 His team has collected more than 64 million narrowband signals from 42,000 stars. Corinne Purtillstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2023 When evaluating a Doppler frequency, high-pass filters, low-pass filters, or a group of narrowband bandpass filters [Doppler filter banks] can be used. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 15 Feb. 2023

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First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of narrowband was in 1948

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“Narrowband.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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