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sky wave

noun, Radio.
1.
a radio wave propagated upward from earth, whether reflected by the ionosphere or not.
Origin of sky wave
1925-1930
First recorded in 1925-30
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British Dictionary definitions for sky wave

sky wave

noun
1.
a radio wave reflected back to the earth by the ionosphere (ionospheric wave), permitting transmission around the curved surface of the earth Compare ground wave
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