Definition of continuous wave in English:

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continuous wave

noun

An electromagnetic wave, especially a radio wave, having a constant amplitude.
Example sentences
  • Pulse radars emit a short, intense burst of radio energy, while continuous-wave radars emit a steady signal.
  • The continuous-wave pump power is directly converted into pulsed power without control electronics or active elements in the cavity.
  • The advantage of this sensor is that it can make a measurement of M in a single frame, allowing single-shot characterization of pulsed lasers, or dynamic monitoring of continuous-wave lasers during warm-up.

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Syllabification: con·tin·u·ous wave

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