Hertzian wave

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Hertz·i·an wave

 (hûrt′sē-ən, hĕrt′-)
An electromagnetic wave, usually of radio frequency, produced by the oscillation of electricity in a conductor.

[After Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.]
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Hertzian wave

(General Physics) an electromagnetic wave with a frequency in the range from about 3 × 1010 hertz to about 1.5 × 105 hertz
[C19: named after H. R. Hertz]
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Noun1.Hertzian wave - an electromagnetic wave generated by oscillations in an electric circuit
electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetic wave, nonparticulate radiation - radiation consisting of waves of energy associated with electric and magnetic fields resulting from the acceleration of an electric charge
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By means of "Hertzian waves," as radio waves were initially known, ships could now make contact with other ships (saving lives, such as on the doomed R.M.S.
Indian Telegraph Act, 1885 where telegraph is defined as "any appliance, instrument, material or apparatus used or capable of use for transmission or reception of signs, signals, writing, images, and sounds or intelligence of any nature by wire, visual or other electromagnetic emissions, Radio waves or Hertzian waves, galvanic, electric or magnetic means", The Civil Procedure Code 1908, 'telecommunication service' under Section 2(k) of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997 which covers "service of any description", Information Technology Act of 2000, specifically sections 43, 65, 66 and 72, of the act that deal with penalizing against breach and misuse of data in India.
In so doing, Tesla actually exhausted himself, focusing on multiple problems at once, a factor that may have contributed to Marconi besting him in the use of Hertzian waves for radio purposes.