- the frequency of the transmitting waves of a given radio message or broadcast.
- a frequency within the range of radio transmission, from about 15,000 to 1011 hertz. Abbreviation: RF, rf
Also ra·di·o fre·quen·cy.
Origin of radiofrequency
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- a frequency or band of frequencies that lie in the range 10 kilohertz to 300 000 megahertz and can be used for radio communications and broadcastingAbbreviations: rf, RF See also frequency band
- (as modifier)a radio-frequency amplifier
- the frequency transmitted by a particular radio station
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- A frequency that lies in the range within which radio waves may be transmitted, from about 10 kilohertz per second to about 300,000 megahertz.
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- A frequency of electromagnetic radiation in the range at which radio signals are transmitted, ranging from approximately 3 kilohertz to 300 gigahertz. Many astronomical bodies, such as pulsars, quasars, and possibly black holes, emit radio frequency radiation.
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