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ground wave

a radio wave that propagates on or near the earth's surface and is affected by the ground and the troposphere.
Origin of ground wave
First recorded in 1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Then came the ground wave, rolling through the earth like a gopher through a garden.

    Make Mine Homogenized Rick Raphael
British Dictionary definitions for ground wave

ground wave

a radio wave that travels directly between a transmitting and a receiving aerial Compare sky wave
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