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Definition of "shortwave" [shortwave]

  • Having a wavelength of approximately 10 to 200 meters. (adjective)
  • Capable of receiving or transmitting at wavelengths of approximately 10 to 200 meters: a shortwave radio. (adjective)

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 "shortwave" in a sentence
  • "More rain is almost certain tomorrow as a strong shortwave, which is like a kink in the jet stream, passes overhead."
  • "The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from or iTunes (search for "shortwave" in podcasts)"
  • "Walton also criticized Sixto for accepting a job in the White House, knowing that he had been stealing from the center, an independent institution that receives millions of dollars in USAID funds for rent, travel and equipment such as shortwave radios and laptops."