waveguide

noun wave·guide \ ˈwāv-ˌgīd \

Definition of waveguide

: a device (such as a duct, coaxial cable, or glass fiber) designed to confine and direct the propagation of electromagnetic waves (such as light); especially : a metal tube for channeling ultrahigh-frequency waves

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First Known Use of waveguide

1932


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waveguide

noun wave·guide \ ˈwāv-ˌgīd \

medical Definition of waveguide

: a device (as a glass fiber) designed to confine and direct the propagation of electromagnetic waves (as light)
  • use of waveguides for visual examination of the stomach

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