high frequency


the range of frequencies in the radio spectrum between 3 and 30 megahertz.

Origin of high frequency

First recorded in 1890–95
Related formshigh-fre·quen·cy, adjective
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  • Ray five-eight was high-tension, high-frequency alternating current.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • X-rays and the high-frequency discharge are also powerful excitants.

    Artificial Light

    M. Luckiesh

  • The undamped or "continuous" waves are generated by means of a high-frequency alternator or Poulsen arc.

  • Something about high-frequency waves stimulating certain brain and nerve centers.

    The Defiant Agents

    Andre Alice Norton

  • This high-frequency current, or radio-current, as we usually say, is varied in its strength.

British Dictionary definitions for high frequency

high frequency


a radio-frequency band or radio frequency lying between 3 and 30 megahertzAbbreviation: HF
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