very low frequency


Definition of very low frequency

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

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Her research involved deploying a probe deep into the ice sheet to study how very low frequency (VLF) radio waves travel through the ice. Kristen Pope, Smithsonian, "Trailblazing Engineer Irene Peden Broke Antarctic Barriers for Women," 8 June 2019 Robinson says the team’s best guess is that these versions of the genes were in the founder population of bees that first came to Puerto Rico, just at very low frequencies. Kastalia Medrano, Newsweek, "Puerto Rico's Hurricane Destruction May Have Doomed the World's Honeybees," 18 Dec. 2017

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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