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long wave

Electricity. an electromagnetic wave over 60 meters in length.
Origin of long wave
First recorded in 1830-40
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long-wave, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I stared at the thing as it rose on the summit of a long wave.

    A Veldt Vendetta Bertram Mitford
  • I'd like to have seen if the earth rose and fell in a long wave like the shake of '68.

    Ancestors Gertrude Atherton
  • The dust thrown up by a column of passing horse poured over the wall in one long wave, and whitened the garden with its ashes.

  • Some of them curve to make way for the lofty patriarchs of the estate, which we hope may long wave over us.

    Travels in South Kensington Moncure Daniel Conway
  • It stopped there; and a long wave broke with a roar, and rushed up in gleaming foam almost to their feet.

  • The connections for a long wave receptor are shown in the wiring diagram in Fig. 59.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • At last, having given that up, he tuned in on long wave lengths and at once began picking up something.

    On the Yukon Trail Roy J. Snell
  • Then came a long wave over the head, and the horseman dashed back toward Lorona.

    Quintus Oakes Charles Ross Jackson
  • This is the reason why short wave lengths will not carry as far as long wave lengths.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
British Dictionary definitions for long wave

long wave

  1. a radio wave with a wavelength greater than 1000 metres
  2. (as modifier): a long-wave broadcast
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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