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radio wave

n.
An electromagnetic wave within the range of radio frequencies.
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radio wave

n
(Telecommunications) an electromagnetic wave of radio frequency
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ra′dio wave`



n.
an electromagnetic wave having a wavelength between 1 millimeter and 30,000 meters, or a frequency between 10 kilohertz and 300,000 megahertz.
[1915–20]
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radio wave

An electromagnetic wave having a low frequency and long wavelength. Radio waves are used for the transmission of both radio and television broadcasts. They also include the microwaves used for cooking. Some celestial objects, such as pulsars, also emit radio waves. See more at electromagnetic spectrum.
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radio wave

- Travels like rays of light, so it takes its name from Latin radius, "spoke of a wheel; ray of light."
See also related terms for ray.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.radio wave - an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 0.5 cm to 30,000 mradio wave - an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 0.5 cm to 30,000 m
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
sky wave - a radio wave that is reflected back to earth by the ionosphere or a communications satellite; permits transmission around the curve of the earth's surface
ground wave - a radio wave propagated on or near the earth's surface
radio signal - a radio wave used to transmit and receive messages
radio spectrum, radio-frequency spectrum - the entire spectrum of electromagnetic frequencies used for communications; includes frequencies used for radio and radar and television
carrier wave, carrier - a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
short wave - a radio wave with a wavelength less than 100 meters (a frequency greater than 3 megahertz)
medium wave - a radio wave with a wavelength between 100 and 1000 meters (a frequency between 300 kilohertz and 3000 kilohertz)
long wave - a radio wave with a wavelength longer than a kilometer (a frequency below 300 kilohertz)
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Translations

radio wave

nradioonda
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