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long wave Syllabification: long wave
Pronunciation: /ˈlôNG ˌwāv/

Definition of long wave in English:


1A radio wave of a wavelength above one kilometer (and a frequency below 300 kHz): [as modifier]: long-wave radio
More example sentences
  • The station operates on a long-wave transmitter which is the only one in Ireland capable of serving the entire island, the association claims.
  • Independently of Kondratiev, De Wolfe proposed a theory involving the idea of a long-wave cycle in 1924.
  • The deflationary spiral under the long-wave Kondratiev cycle is far from over, in spite of appearances.
1.1Broadcasting using radio waves of 1 to 10 km wavelength: listening to news radio on long wave
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  • Those who like to listen to long wave on the radio will have to do without, as only AM and FM are provided.
  • The radio seems to be a two-band affair only, so if you are a long-wave addict, you must seek an upgrade.
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