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wavelength

wave·length

 (wāv′lĕngkth′, -lĕngth′, -lĕnth′)
n.
The distance between one peak of a wave to the next corresponding peak, or between any two adjacent corresponding points, defined as the speed of a wave divided by its frequency.
Idiom:
on the same wavelength Informal
In complete accord; in harmony: "a fluid ... production in which author, director, designer and cast seem to be working on the same wavelength" (James Lardner).

wavelength

(ˈweɪvˌlɛŋθ)
n
1. (General Physics) the distance, measured in the direction of propagation, between two points of the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wave. Symbol: λ
2. (Telecommunications) the wavelength of the carrier wave used by a particular broadcasting station
3. on someone's wavelength on the same wavelength informal having similar views, feelings, or thoughts (as someone else)

wave′length`

or wave′ length`,



n.
the distance, measured in the direction of propagation of a wave, between two successive points in the wave that are characterized by the same phase of oscillation.
Idioms:
on the same wavelength, sharing values, ideas, or impulses; thinking and acting in harmony.
[1855–60]

wave·length

(wāv′lĕngkth′)
The distance between one peak or crest of a wave and the next peak or crest.

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The crest-to-crest (or some comparable) distance between two waves.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wavelength - the distance (measured in the direction of propagation) between two points in the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wavewavelength - the distance (measured in the direction of propagation) between two points in the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wave
distance - the property created by the space between two objects or points
2.wavelength - a shared orientation leading to mutual understanding; "they are on the same wavelength"
orientation - an integrated set of attitudes and beliefs

wavelength

noun
on the same wavelength in tune, the same, similar, alike, cut from the same cloth, like two peas in a pod We get on well because we're on the same wavelength.
Translations
vlnová délka
bølgelængde
aallonpituusaaltopituus
valna dužina
hullámhossz
bylgjulengd
波長
파장
vlnová dĺžka
våglängd
ช่วงความยาวคลื่น
dalga uzunluğudalgaboyu
bước sóng

wavelength

[ˈweɪvleŋθ] Nlongitud f de onda
we're not on the same wavelengthno estamos en la misma onda

wavelength

[ˈweɪvlɛŋθ] n
[light, sound] → longueur f d'ondes
to be on the same wavelength [person] → être sur la même longueur d'ondes

wavelength

[ˈweɪvˌlɛŋθ] n (Phys, Radio) → lunghezza d'onda
we're not on the same wavelength (fig) → non siamo sulla stessa lunghezza d'onda

wave

(weiv) noun
1. a moving ridge, larger than a ripple, moving on the surface of water. rolling waves; a boat tossing on the waves.
2. a vibration travelling eg through the air. radio waves; sound waves; light waves.
3. a curve or curves in the hair. Are those waves natural?
4. a (usually temporary) rise or increase. the recent crime wave; a wave of violence; The pain came in waves.
5. an act of waving. She recognized me, and gave me a wave.
verb
1. to move backwards and forwards or flutter. The flags waved gently in the breeze.
2. to (cause hair to) curve first one way then the other. She's had her hair waved; Her hair waves naturally.
3. to make a gesture (of greeting etc) with (eg the hand). She waved to me across the street; Everyone was waving handkerchiefs in farewell; They waved goodbye.
ˈwavy adjective
(of hair) full of waves. Her hair is wavy but her sister's hair is straight.
ˈwaviness noun
ˈwave(band) noun
a range of wavelengths on which eg radio signals are broadcast.
ˈwavelength noun
the distance from any given point on one (radio etc) wave to the corresponding point on the next.
wave aside
to dismiss (a suggestion etc) without paying much attention to it.

wavelength

طُوْلُ الـمَوْجَة vlnová délka bølgelængde Wellenlänge μήκος κύματος longitud de onda aaltopituus longueur d’onde valna dužina lunghezza d’onda 波長 파장 golflengte bølgelengde długość fali comprimento de onda длина волны våglängd ช่วงความยาวคลื่น dalgaboyu bước sóng 波长

wavelength

n longitud f de onda
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