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Definition of "radio frequency" [radio frequency]

  • The frequency of the waves transmitted by a specific radio station. (noun)
  • A frequency in the range within which radio waves may be transmitted, from about 3 kilohertz to about 300,000 megahertz. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "radio frequency" in a sentence
  • "It grew in popularity so fast in the late 1970s and early 1980s that the FCC Federal Communications Commission added more channels to the system at the expense of HAM radio operators by taking part of their radio frequency spectrum away for CB use."
  • "See the radio frequency charts issued by the US Department of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, November 1941 to February 1942."
  • "As we dropped off the tanker and headed for the river, Carbine switched his flight over to prestrike radio frequency and swung away to the north to troll for the Saim sites we knew would be active."