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guard band

noun, Radio.
an unassigned range of radio frequencies either just above or just below the band of frequencies required for the signal transmitted by a broadcasting station. It helps to prevent interference in receivers between signals from different stations.
Origin of guard band
First recorded in 1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for guard band

guard band

a space left vacant between two radio frequency bands, or between two tracks on a magnetic tape recording, to avoid mutual interference
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