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wave·guide

 (wāv′gīd′)
n.
A structure of conductive or dielectric material boundaries used to guide high-frequency electromagnetic and acoustic waves.
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waveguide

(ˈweɪvˌɡaɪd)
n
(Electronics) electronics a solid rod of dielectric or a hollow metal tube, usually of rectangular cross section, used as a path to guide microwaves
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wave•guide

(ˈweɪvˌgaɪd)

n.
a conduit, as a metal tube, coaxial cable, or strand of glass fibers, used as a conductor or directional transmitter for various kinds of electromagnetic waves.
[1930–35]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.waveguide - a hollow metal conductor that provides a path to guide microwaves; used in radar
conductor - a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
microwave radar, radar, radio detection and ranging, radiolocation - measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects
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In the first approach, the analyte attaches to a molecule functionalized on the surface of the waveguide, modifying the spectrum of the waveguided light.
Type Two uses I/O mirrors cut at 45 degrees to deflect waveguided light perpendicularly from waveguide films to or from guides, sources or detectors components.