What does wavelength mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wavelength(noun)

    the distance (measured in the direction of propagation) between two points in the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wave

  2. wavelength(noun)

    a shared orientation leading to mutual understanding

    "they are on the same wavelength"

Wiktionary

  1. 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 u03BB, and corresponds to the velocity of the wave divided by its frequency.

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  1. Wavelength

    In physics, the wavelength of a sinusoidal wave is the spatial period of the wave—the distance over which the wave's shape repeats. It is usually determined by considering the distance between consecutive corresponding points of the same phase, such as crests, troughs, or zero crossings, and is a characteristic of both traveling waves and standing waves, as well as other spatial wave patterns. Wavelength is commonly designated by the Greek letter lambda. The concept can also be applied to periodic waves of non-sinusoidal shape. The term wavelength is also sometimes applied to modulated waves, and to the sinusoidal envelopes of modulated waves or waves formed by interference of several sinusoids. The SI unit of wavelength is the meter. Assuming a sinusoidal wave moving at a fixed wave speed, wavelength is inversely proportional to frequency: waves with higher frequencies have shorter wavelengths, and lower frequencies have longer wavelengths. Examples of wave-like phenomena are sound waves, light, and water waves. A sound wave is a variation in air pressure, while in light and other electromagnetic radiation the strength of the electric and the magnetic field vary. Water waves are variations in the height of a body of water. In a crystal lattice vibration, atomic positions vary.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wavelength in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wavelength in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of wavelength in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Ainsworth:

    We were very much talking on the same wavelength as far as enthusiasm went.

  2. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay:

    Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay wrote in the proposal. Notional view of LCRT on the far-side of the Moon. ( Courtesy of Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay)( Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay) LCRT could enable tremendous scientific discoveries in the field of cosmology by observing the early universe in the 1050m wavelength band( i.e., 630MHz frequency band), which has not been explored by humans to date.

  3. Anna Faye McLeod:

    What is so fascinating about these images is that they might not be as sharp as those obtained with Hubble, but each single pixel in the image also comes with a spectrum across pretty much the entire visible wavelength range.

  4. President Donald Trump:

    Tremendous energy, tremendous intellect, we're always on the same wavelength, the relationship has been very good, and that's what I need as secretary of state.

  5. Charles Jackson Jr:

    In my limited view of things, I've assessed that they're pretty much on the same wavelength with it. I think the two of them are saying what needs to be said -- of course that's politics -- but based on their record, I think the two of them have shown some substantial evidence that they are interested and they are concerned with racial equality.

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