very low frequency


: a radio frequency between low frequency and voice frequency see Radio Frequencies Table

Examples of very low frequency in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The hardware behind this magic includes a transmitter in the key fob that broadcasts a very low frequency signal—120 kHz, versus 300 MHz for a standard remote entry system—to two antennas, one located in the driver's door and one near the rear hatch (or passenger door in a convertible). John Phillips, Car and Driver, 31 Dec. 2022 One theory is that very low frequency radio waves created by the meteor could vibrate metal objects (or even hair strands) on the ground. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 12 Aug. 2015 They were detected by infrasound -- that is, sounds made by a volcanoes that are very low frequency, typically less than 20 hertz. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 6 May 2013 The Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization has recorded more than 25 atom-bomb-scale asteroid impacts to Earth’s atmosphere since 2000, using a network of infrasound (very low frequency sound) sensors around the world. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 26 Apr. 2022 Peden and her team determined how very low frequency (VLF) radio waves spread over long polar distances by measuring pathways in the ice. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Mar. 2022 This is balanced by tuning the cabinet and reflex port to a very low frequency, avoiding the ‘one note bass’ that is typical of many bass reflex systems. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 17 Mar. 2022 Well, the very low frequency (VLF) waves are exactly right to cancel out and repel the radiative advances of the Van Allen Belts as a matter of total coincidence. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 16 Dec. 2020 The very low frequency band antenna allows the E-6 to communicate with the U.S. Navy’s ballistic missile submarines at sea. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 6 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of very low frequency was in 1938

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“Very low frequency.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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