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 With such a small wavelength, and a very high frequency, gamma rays can interact with matter at very high energy levels. WIRED, 8 Sep. 2023 Urgent marine broadcasts have also been issued over very high frequency marine radio requesting sailors be on the lookout for the missing group and their boat. Lyndsay Winkley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Apr. 2023 Hypersonix’s products and technology stack is designed to first bring together disparate data sets in a unified data model for commerce and then subsequently, enable highly contextual and customized algorithms to be executed at a very high frequency. Annie Brown, Forbes, 9 Nov. 2021 The idea is simple: focus a beam of sound waves at a very high frequency (500 kHz, about 25 times too high for humans to hear) through the skull and into the brain. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 9 Feb. 2014 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, 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, 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, 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, 4 Apr. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of very high frequency was in 1920

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“Very high frequency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

very high frequency

: a radio frequency in the range between 30 and 300 megahertz
abbreviation VHF
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