very low frequency

noun

Definition of 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 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 Raindrop energy is very low frequency, which means this tech joins many other existing pushes to harvest continuously available, low frequency natural energy. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 10 Feb. 2020 The Van Allen Probes are retired, but a subsequent instrument, the DSX dipole antenna, will explore the radiation belts and beam very low frequency (VLF) radio waves into them to see what happens. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 27 Dec. 2019 In summer 2018, Fan and his colleagues were developing a method to study what are known as very low frequency earthquakes. National Geographic, 16 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of very low frequency

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Very low frequency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/very%20low%20frequency. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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