from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electromagnetic wave with a wavelength of approximately 200 meters or less, especially a radio wave in the 20 to 200 meter range.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of shortwave.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a radio wave with a wavelength less than 100 meters (a frequency greater than 3 megahertz)


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  • He wanted to see a live broadcast of 'Much-Binding-in-the-Marsh' which he listened to on short wave from Brisbane when the static permitted.

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  • We could not get him on the short wave radio as they were with motor-cycle outfits and the farm was nearly 100 kilometres from Mogilev.



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