Electricity. a radio wave, shorter than that used in AM broadcasting, corresponding to frequencies of over 1600 kilohertz: used for long-distance reception or transmission.
Physics. a wave of electromagnetic radiation equal in length to, or shorter than, the wavelength of visible light.
of, relating to, or using shortwaves.
verb (used with or without object), shortwaved, shortwaving.
to transmit by shortwaves.
A radio wave with a frequency between 5.9 megahertz and 26.1 megahertz. Shortwaves broadcast from the Earth’s surface are reflected by the upper atmosphere and can travel great distances around the planet. The shortwave band of the electromagnetic spectrum is used for amateur radio communications.
- Shortwave diathermy
shortwave diathermy short·wave diathermy (shôrt’wāv’) n. The therapeutic elevation of temperature in the tissues by means of an oscillating electric current of extremely high frequency.
noun 1. a radio that transmits or receives shortwaves.
verb (used with object) 1. to give less than the weight charged for: The firm is accused of shortweighting grain. noun 2. the insufficient weight given in this manner.
noun, plural shorties. 1. a person of less than average stature (sometimes used as a disparaging and offensive term of address). 2. a garment designed to be of short length, as a hospital bed jacket. 3. Also, shawty, shaw-tee, ˈʃɔ ti. Slang. a girl or woman: We watched the shorties on the dance floor, all […]