radio frequency

noun

Definition of radio frequency

: any of the electromagnetic wave frequencies that lie in the range extending from below 3 kilohertz to about 300 gigahertz and that include the frequencies used for communications signals (as for radio and television broadcasting and cell-phone and satellite transmissions) or radar signals
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One is that the emissions of many of the bursts are biased toward specific radio frequencies. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "We’ve seen more fast radio bursts, but we still don’t know what they are," 11 Oct. 2018 Buzz: TempSure is the latest device that emits radio frequency waves deep into your dermis to tighten and lift skin by stimulating collagen production. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "17 Over-the-Top Beauty Treatments to Try Before Your Wedding Day," 13 Dec. 2018 Newer passports and other identification contain radio frequency identification chips. Kim Komando, Fox News, "Why you should wrap your car keys in aluminum foil," 12 Aug. 2018 SpaceX has submitted an application to the Federal Communications Commission, which must approve the company's plans to use radio frequencies to communicate with the rocket after landing. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "Rocket Report: Virgin goes Italian, SpaceX’s giant net, a nuclear launcher," 13 July 2018 This nonablative device offers two settings that can be used together or separately: One remodels and stimulates collagen growth deep in the dermis, using infrared light and radio frequency (RF). Allure, "The Skin-Care Glossary: A Comprehensive Guide to Everything You Need to Know," 17 Aug. 2018 He was rescued in late August near Guam, after managing to send a radio frequency to a tanker named Arpeggio on Aug. 31. Edmund Demarche, Fox News, "Indonesian teen survives 49 days adrift without paddle, but with Bible: report," 24 Sep. 2018 That's because big PC makers must also pass FCC regulations, which test for radio frequency pollution. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "HP's Omen Mindframe and Omen Obelisk bring special features to PC gaming," 21 Aug. 2018 This is in part because the driving radio frequency field simply inputs random energy. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Magnetic helium makes superfluid time crystal," 2 June 2018

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1915, in the meaning defined above

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More Definitions for radio frequency

radio-frequency

adjective
ra·​dio-fre·​quen·​cy | \ ˈrād-ē-ō-ˈfrē-kwən-sē\

Medical Definition of radio-frequency

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, using, or induced by radio frequencies a new…procedure that uses radio-frequency heat to collapse veins— Tara Parker-Pope

radio frequency

noun

Medical Definition of radio frequency (Entry 2 of 2)

: any of the electromagnetic wave frequencies that lie in a range extending from below 3 kilohertz to about 300 gigahertz and that include the frequencies used for communications signals (as for radio and television broadcasting and cell-phone transmissions) or radar signals

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