or wave length
[weyv-lengkth, -length, -lenth]
- on the same wavelength, in sympathy or rapport: We seemed to be on the same wavelength from the moment we met.
Origin of wavelength
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- 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)
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- The distance between one peak or crest of a wave of light, heat, or other energy and the next corresponding peak or crest.
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- 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.
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The distance between crests (or troughs) of a wave.
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