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 transoceanic telephone calls and other long-distance communications.
short-wave or short|wave «SHRT WAYV», noun, verb, -waved, -wav|ing, adjective.
–n.
= short wave. (Cf.short wave)
–v.t., v.i.
to transmit by short waves.
–adj.
of or using short waves: »

short-wave radio.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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