shortwave

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noun, often attributive short·wave \ˈshȯrt-ˌwāv\

Definition of shortwave

  1. 1 :  a radio wave having a wavelength between 10 and 100 meters

  2. 2 :  a radio transmitter or receiver using shortwaves

  3. 3 :  electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength equal to or less than that of visible light

1907

First Known Use of shortwave

1907


SHORTWAVE Defined for English Language Learners

shortwave

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noun, often attributive short·wave \ˈshȯrt-ˌwāv\

Definition of shortwave for English Language Learners

  • : a radio wave with a wavelength between 10 and 100 meters

  • : a radio or receiver that uses shortwaves


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shortwave

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noun short·wave \ˈshȯrt-ˈwāv\

Medical Definition of shortwave

  1. 1:  a radio wave having a wavelength between 10 and 100 meters

  2. 2:  electromagnetic radiation having a wavelength equal to or less than that of visible light


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