verb (used with or without object), short·waved, short·wav·ing.
- shortwave diathermy,
- shortwave radio,
Origin of shortwave
Examples from the Web for shortwave
Shortwave is used for domestic programs in cases where the mountainous topography creates an obstacle to the mediumwaves.
Radio Kukes and Radio Shkoder each have one mediumwave and one shortwave transmitter.
Much later, as they neared Riverview, Penny absently switched on the shortwave radio.
Whenever the shortwave radio blared, she listened attentively.
Radio Tirana is the largest, with four mediumwave transmitters and forty-one shortwave transmitters.