very high frequency


Definition of very high frequency

: a radio frequency between ultrahigh frequency and high frequency — see Radio Frequencies Table

Examples of very high frequency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shortwave radio bands are able travel long distances using very high frequencies, unlike traditional radio waves that need to travel in straight lines. Hadas Gold, CNN, "BBC is increasing its shortwave radio shows to get past the news lockdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir," 16 Aug. 2019 Most echolocation is at a very high frequency, and large ears amplify more low-frequency sounds, like rustling prey, says Aaron Corcoran, a National Geographic Explorer and research assistant professor at Wake Forest University. Liz Langley, National Geographic, "This animal has the biggest ears on Earth (relative to size)," 12 Apr. 2019 In one step, this has opened up an entirely new way to generate very high frequency microwave data transmitters. Chris Lee, Ars Technica, "Laser-powered cell phone transmitters could be in your future," 9 May 2018 For viewers without cable, a national transition to digital television, completed in 2009, resolved the reception disparity between ultra high frequency (UHF) channels, 14-83, and very high frequency (VHF) channels, 2-13. Callum Borchers, Washington Post, "The loophole that enables Sinclair to own so many TV stations," 4 Apr. 2018 Standard recording equipment may not pick up very low or very high frequencies. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Sound of mystery attacks in Cuba released. It’s as obnoxious as you’d expect," 12 Oct. 2017

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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