radio spectrum


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This can make our field ring like a bell, shaking the particles trapped within, and generating electromagnetic noise and signals across the radio spectrum. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 7 Dec. 2011 Today, demand is soaring for the finite resource of radio spectrum. IEEE Spectrum, 28 May 2019 In addition, jammers typically broadcast on a wide radio spectrum that can interfere with other wireless devices. Jeremy Hsu, Discover Magazine, 30 Nov. 2016 The showdown between two industries and their rival regulators — the FAA and the FCC, which oversees radio spectrum — threatens to further disrupt the aviation industry, which has been hammered by the pandemic for nearly two years. Dallas News, 18 Jan. 2022 E-Space plans to use might lend themselves to a network that also uses radio spectrum reserved for terrestrial purposes. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 10 Feb. 2022 The sky is big, there are a lot of stars out there, and the radio spectrum is really wide, too. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 6 Jan. 2012 Astronomers have never observed in this part of the radio spectrum before, and researchers are eager to be the first to see what’s hiding there. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, 15 May 2021 The direct-to-mobile cell service that BlueWalker 3 and its successors aim to provide requires a much stronger beam and broader use of the radio spectrum than existing networks, sparking concern among radio astronomers. Byzack Savitsky,, 14 Nov. 2022 See More

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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 31 May. 2023.

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