wavelength

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noun wave·length \ˈwāv-ˌleŋ(k)th\

Definition of wavelength

  1. 1 :  the distance in the line of advance of a wave from any one point to the next point of corresponding phase

  2. 2 :  a particular course or line of thought especially as related to mutual understanding two people on different wavelengths

Examples of wavelength in a sentence

  1. Light and sound have different wavelengths.

1850

First Known Use of wavelength

1850


WAVELENGTH Defined for English Language Learners

wavelength

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noun wave·length \ˈwāv-ˌleŋ(k)th\

Definition of wavelength for English Language Learners

  • : 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


WAVELENGTH Defined for Kids

wavelength

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noun wave·length \ˈwāv-ˌleŋth\

Definition of wavelength for Students

  1. :  the distance in the line of advance of a wave from any one point to the next similar point


Medical Dictionary

wavelength

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noun wave·length \-ˌleŋ(k)th\

Medical Definition of wavelength

  1. :  the distance in the line of advance of a wave from any one point to the next point of corresponding phase—symbol λ



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