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 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, "How Would You Scrub Radiation from Space After a Nuclear Attack?," 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, "New seismic phenomenon discovered, named stormquakes," 16 Oct. 2019 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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First Known Use of very low frequency

1938, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2020

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“Very low frequency.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/very%20low%20frequency. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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