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wavelengthnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈweɪv.leŋθ/
the ​distance between two ​waves of ​energy, or the ​length of the ​radiowave used by a ​particularradiostation for ​broadcastingprogrammes: Because of ​theirlong wavelengths, mega-tsunamis are ​extremelydestructive when they ​hit a ​coastline. The ​station is ​broadcast on the FM wavelength. infrared/​ultraviolet/​optical/​electromagnetic wavelengths
(Definition of wavelength from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wavelengthnoun [C]

 us   /ˈweɪv·leŋkθ, -leŋθ/
physics the ​distance between two ​waves of ​energy physics A wavelength is also the ​length of the ​radiowave used by a ​particularradiostation for ​broadcasting.
(Definition of wavelength from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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wavelengthnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈweɪvleŋθ/
the distance between two ​waves of ​sound, ​light, etc., or the length of the radio ​wave used by a particular radio ​station for ​broadcastingprogrammes: Light must be ​maintained at a ​certain wavelength to destroy bacteria.
on a different wavelength thinking in a different way and not ​understanding each other well: He and I seem to be ​operating on a different wavelength.
on the same wavelength thinking in a similar way and ​understanding each other well: Members of the ​team must be on the same wavelength.
(Definition of wavelength from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wavelength”
in Chinese (Simplified) 波长, (广播电台占用的)频道,波段…
in Turkish dalga boyu…
in Russian длина волны…
in Chinese (Traditional) 波長, (廣播電台佔用的)頻道,波段…
in Polish długość fali…
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