Definitions for waveguideˈweɪvˌgaɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wave•guideˈweɪvˌgaɪd(n.)

  1. a conduit, as a metal tube, coaxial cable, or strand of glass fibers, used as a conductor or directional transmitter for various kinds of electromagnetic waves.

    Category: Electronics, Optics

Origin of waveguide:

1930–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. waveguide, wave guide(noun)

    a hollow metal conductor that provides a path to guide microwaves; used in radar

Wiktionary

  1. waveguide(Noun)

    A structure which guides waves, such as electromagnetic waves, light, or sound waves.

  2. waveguide(Verb)

    To act as a waveguide for

Freebase

  1. Waveguide

    A waveguide is a structure that guides waves, such as electromagnetic waves or sound waves. There are different types of waveguides for each type of wave. The original and most common meaning is a hollow conductive metal pipe used to carry high frequency radio waves, particularly microwaves. The geometry of a waveguide reflects its function. Slab waveguides confine energy to travel only in one dimension, fiber or channel waveguides for two dimensions. The frequency of the transmitted wave also dictates the shape of a waveguide: an optical fiber guiding high-frequency light will not guide microwaves of a much lower frequency. As a rule of thumb, the width of a waveguide needs to be of the same order of magnitude as the wavelength of the guided wave. Some naturally occurring structures can also act as waveguides. The SOFAR channel layer in the ocean can guide the sound of whale song across enormous distances.

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