shortwave

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See also: short-wave and short wave

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short +‎ wave

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shortwave (not comparable)

  1. (of radio waves) Having a wavelength of approximately 10 to 100 meters
  2. (of radio equipment) Capable of transmitting or receiving signals at such a wavelength.

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shortwave (plural shortwaves)

  1. An electromagnetic wave having a wavelength between approximately 10 and 100 meters, corresponding to frequencies between 3 and 30 MHz.
    Shortwaves are longer than microwaves.
  2. (colloquial, usually in the plural) Any frequency in this range, especially when used in broadcasting.
    Many stations broadcast on shortwaves.
  3. (meteorology) This term needs a definition. Please help out and add a definition, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

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