waveband

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wave +‎ band

Noun[edit]

waveband (plural wavebands)

  1. A range of electromagnetic wavelengths or frequencies; for example shortwave or mediumwave radio.
    • 2013, Friedrich G. Barth, Ecology of Sensing:
      Since stomiids are sensitive to the far-red bioluminescence produced by their suborbital photophores, which other animals in the deepsea cannot sea, they have what could be regarded as a private waveband.