radio spectrum


: the region of the electromagnetic spectrum spanning the radio frequency range

Examples of radio spectrum in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile, the rollout of 5G in the United States has been slow, in part because government agencies—most notably, the Department of Defense—control most of the high-frequency radio spectrum that 5G uses. Eric Schmidt, Foreign Affairs, 28 Feb. 2023 But elsewhere, the company has struck partnerships with local carriers, with the aim of using their licensed radio spectrum to send the internet data to customers' phones. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 11 Apr. 2024 The goal would be to support creative and cooperative uses of the radio spectrum. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 3 Mar. 2023 On Tuesday, the FCC rejected SpaceX’s original application to use the radio spectrum on a technicality. Michael Kan, PCMAG, 27 Mar. 2024 See all Example Sentences for radio spectrum 

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of radio spectrum was in 1927

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“Radio spectrum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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