ground wave

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ground wave

A radio wave that travels along the surface of the earth.

ground wave


ground ray

(Telecommunications) a radio wave that travels directly between a transmitting and a receiving aerial. Compare sky wave

ground′ wave`

a radio wave that propagates on or near the earth's surface and is affected by the ground and the troposphere.
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Noun1.ground wave - a radio wave propagated on or near the earth's surface
radio emission, radio radiation, radio wave - an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 0.5 cm to 30,000 m
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0-30/60 km communication (range depends on ground conductivity) by ground wave with a vertical polarization.
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