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high frequency

noun
1.
the range of frequencies in the radio spectrum between 3 and 30 megahertz.
Origin of high frequency
1890-1895
First recorded in 1890-95
Related forms
high-frequency, adjective
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  • There the effects are brought about by the high frequency impressed.

    The Black Star Passes John W Campbell
  • A high frequency, a most peculiar and most powerful interrupter.

    Lola Owen Davis
  • Direct current is sent into the wire through a complicated wire system and generates a high frequency current of tremendous power.

  • The whistles high frequency waves also awakened Cerberus, the three-headed watch dog, besides actuating The Dingus.

    Satan and the Comrades Ralph Bennitt
  • The skin responds to pressures, the ear to vibrations of high frequency; the lateral line is between the two in its function.

  • Where high frequency currents surge in a circuit the inductance of it becomes a powerful factor.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • high frequency currents make use of the heating effects of the currents.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • A high frequency current will surge in a wire which is open at both ends like the aerial.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
British Dictionary definitions for high frequency

high frequency

noun
1.
a radio-frequency band or radio frequency lying between 3 and 30 megahertz HF
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