Definition of wavelength
- two people on different wavelengths
Light and sound have different wavelengths.
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: the distance from one wave of energy to another as it is traveling from one point to another point
—used especially in the phrases on the same wavelength and on a different wavelength to say that people share or do not share a way of thinking
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