radio spectrum

noun

Definition of 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 Those are related to a type of 5G service that relies on chunks of radio spectrum called C-Band, which wireless carriers spent billions of dollars to buy up last year. Fox News, 4 Jan. 2022 The Federal Communications Commission, which runs the auctions of radio spectrum, determined that C-Band could be used safely in the vicinity of air traffic. David Koenig And Tali Arbel, ajc, 4 Jan. 2022 Those are related to a type of 5G service that relies on chunks of radio spectrum called C-Band, which wireless carriers spent billions of dollars to buy up last year. NBC News, 3 Jan. 2022 That, combined with the FCC’s very recent opening of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) radio spectrum for this purpose, means few are up to speed on the benefits of the technology and offerings in this space. Jennifer Minella, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 On the other side of the radio spectrum, right-wing star Dan Bongino is threatening to cancel his show with Cumulus Media over the company’s vaccine mandate. Nicholas Quah, Vulture, 27 Oct. 2021 The bill would be paid for by cobbling together unused coronavirus aid, selling off radio spectrum, adding requirements to cryptocurrencies, and counting future economic expansion spurred by this new spending. Matt Canham, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 July 2021 That means downloads that are generally faster than those carried over the lower end of the radio spectrum used by the company’s extended-range service and much faster than 4G service. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, 26 May 2021 Radio engineers break the radio spectrum range into low, middle and high bands, each with its strengths and weaknesses. Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of radio spectrum

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radio spectrum was in 1927

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Last Updated

13 Jan 2022

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“Radio spectrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radio%20spectrum. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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