or wave length
- on the same wavelength, in sympathy or rapport: We seemed to be on the same wavelength from the moment we met.
Origin of wavelength
- the distance, measured in the direction of propagation, between two points of the same phase in consecutive cycles of a waveSymbol: λ
- the wavelength of the carrier wave used by a particular broadcasting station
- on someone's wavelength or on the same wavelength informal having similar views, feelings, or thoughts (as someone else)
Word Origin and History for on the same wavelength
- The distance between one peak or crest of a wave of light, heat, or other energy and the next corresponding peak or crest.
- The distance between one peak or crest of a wave and the next peak or crest. It is equal to the speed of the wave divided by its frequency, and to the speed of a wave times its period.
The distance between crests (or troughs) of a wave.
Idioms and Phrases with on the same wavelength
on the same wavelength
In complete accord, in rapport, as in Conductor, orchestra members, soloists, and chorus all were on the same wavelength, making for a wonderful performance. This term alludes to radio waves that carry a broadcast. [First half of 1900s]