Associations to the word «Wavelength»

Wiktionary

WAVELENGTH, noun. 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.

Dictionary definition

WAVELENGTH, noun. The distance (measured in the direction of propagation) between two points in the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wave.
WAVELENGTH, noun. A shared orientation leading to mutual understanding; "they are on the same wavelength".

Wise words

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