an electromagnetic wave of constant amplitude and frequency: used to carry information by being modulated, as in radio or television, or by being interrupted as in radiotelegraphy. Abbreviation: CW
Continually vs. Continuously
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Origin of continuous wave
First recorded in 1910–15
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