band-pass filter

[band-pas, -pahs]

noun Electricity, Electronics.

a filter that attenuates all frequencies except those of a specific band, which it amplifies.

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Origin of band-pass filter

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for band-pass filter

band-pass filter

noun

electronics a filter that transmits only those currents having a frequency lying within specified limitsCompare high-pass filter, low-pass filter
an optical device, consisting of absorbing filters, for transmitting electromagnetic waves of predetermined wavelengths
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