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wavelength meaning

EN[ˈweɪvlɛŋ(k)θ] [ˈweɪvˌlɛŋ(k)θ]
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  • In physics, the wavelength of a sinusoidal wave is the spatial period of the wave—the distance over which the wave's shape repeats, and the inverse of the spatial frequency.
  • Assuming a sinusoidal wave moving at a fixed wave speed, wavelength is inversely proportional to frequency of the wave: waves with higher frequencies have shorter wavelengths, and lower frequencies have longer wavelengths.
  • Wavelength depends on the medium (for example, vacuum, air, or water) that a wave travels through.
  • Examples of wave-like phenomena are sound waves, light, and water waves. A sound wave is a variation in air pressure, while in light and other electromagnetic radiation the strength of the electric and the magnetic field vary.
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    Definition of wavelength in English Dictionary

  • NounPLwavelengths
    1. The length of a single cycle of a wave, as measured by the distance between one peak or trough of a wave and the next; it is often designated in physics as λ, and corresponds to the velocity of the wave divided by its frequency.
    2. More Examples
      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • If you're an occasional shul-goer and have not yet found a home, ask your friends, people you feel are on the same wavelength as you. Go shul hopping!
      2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
        • What else, you tell me, can make a group of young men from various backgrounds, educational levels and races doing their National Service (aka Army) and communicating on a sama-sama wavelength?
    • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
      1. Nouns
        • Countable nouns
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      Grammatically, this word "wavelength" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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