an electromagnetic wave produced by oscillations in an electric circuit, as a radio or radar wave: first investigated by H. R. Hertz.
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Origin of Hertzian wave
First recorded in 1895–1900
Words nearby Hertzian wave
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British Dictionary definitions for Hertzian wave
an electromagnetic wave with a frequency in the range from about 3 × 10 10 hertz to about 1.5 × 10 5 hertz
Word Origin for Hertzian wave
C19: named after H. R. Hertz
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