short-wave

short-wave
also short wave, shortwave
N-UNCOUNT: oft N n
Short-wave is a range of short radio wavelengths used for broadcasting.

I use the short-wave radio to get the latest war news...

Until now, the BBC has only been available in South Africa on short wave.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • short-wave — shortˈ wave adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑short * * * short wave, a radio wave having a wave length of 60 meters or less. Short waves range from medium frequency to UHF bands and are used to broadcast to foreign countries, in frequency modulation… …   Useful english dictionary

  • short|wave — short wave, a radio wave having a wave length of 60 meters or less. Short waves range from medium frequency to UHF bands and are used to broadcast to foreign countries, in frequency modulation broadcasting, in television programs, and for… …   Useful english dictionary

  • short-wave — radio wavelength less than c.100 meters, 1907, from SHORT (Cf. short) (adj.) + WAVE (Cf. wave) …   Etymology dictionary

  • short wave — n [U] a range of short radio waves used for broadcasting around the world →↑long wave, ↑medium wave …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • short wave — short ,wave noun count a type of radio wave that is used for broadcasting across large distances ─ compare LONG WAVE, MEDIUM WAVE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • short wave — ► NOUN 1) a radio wave of a wavelength between about 10 and 100 metres (and a frequency of about 3 to 30 megahertz). 2) broadcasting using radio waves of this wavelength …   English terms dictionary

  • short wave — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms short wave : singular short wave plural short waves physics a type of radio wave that is used for broadcasting across large distances • See: long wave, medium wave …   English dictionary

  • short wave — /ˈʃɔt weɪv/ (say shawt wayv) noun an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength of 10–100 metres, i.e. with frequencies in the high frequency band. –short wave /ˈʃɔt weɪv/ (say shawt wayv), adjective …   Australian-English dictionary

  • short-wave — adj. Short wave is used with these nouns: ↑radio, ↑transmitter …   Collocations dictionary

  • short wave — see short wave …   English dictionary


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