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.
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- 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.
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.