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continuous wave

noun, Telecommunications.
1.
an electromagnetic wave of constant amplitude and frequency: used to carry information by being modulated, as in radio or television, or by being interrupted as in radiotelegraphy.
Abbreviation: CW.
Origin of continuous wave
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15
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