radio wave

noun

Definition of radio wave

: an electromagnetic wave with radio frequency

Examples of radio wave in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Law is excited about the implications of having a new class of radio wave sources. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 8 June 2022 MeerKAT also mapped out the polarization of the radio wave, revealing a magnetic field along the edge of the sphere. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 30 Mar. 2022 The number of times per second that a radio wave radiates is referred to as its frequency. Christian De Looper, BGR, 31 Jan. 2022 Some believe the unexplained injuries, which include brain damage, are the result of attacks with microwave or radio wave weapons. CBS News, 19 July 2021 Some believe the unexplained injuries, which include brain damage, are the result of attacks with microwave or radio wave weapons. CBS News, 19 July 2021 Caltech graduate student Dillon Dong noticed a particularly bright radio wave source in data from the Very Large Array Sky Survey, which was dubbed VT 1210+4956. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 7 Sep. 2021 Some believe the unexplained injuries, which include brain damage, are the result of attacks with microwave or radio wave weapons. CBS News, 19 July 2021 Some believe the unexplained injuries, which include brain damage, are the result of attacks with microwave or radio wave weapons. CBS News, 19 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of radio wave

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of radio wave was in 1915

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3 Jul 2022

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“Radio wave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/radio%20wave. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for radio wave

radio wave

noun

Kids Definition of radio wave

: an electromagnetic wave used in radio, television, or radar communication

radio wave

noun
ra·​dio wave | \ ˈrād-ē-ō-ˌwāv How to pronounce radio wave (audio) \

Medical Definition of radio wave

: an electromagnetic wave with radio frequency

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