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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weyv-lengkth, -length, -lenth]
    • /ˈweɪvˌlɛŋkθ, -ˌlɛŋθ, -ˌlɛnθ/
    • /ˈweɪv.leŋθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weyv-lengkth, -length, -lenth]
    • /ˈweɪvˌlɛŋkθ, -ˌlɛŋθ, -ˌlɛnθ/

Definitions of wavelength word

  • noun wavelength Physics. the distance, measured in the direction of propagation of a wave, between two successive points in the wave that are characterized by the same phase of oscillation. 1
  • idioms wavelength on the same wavelength, in sympathy or rapport: We seemed to be on the same wavelength from the moment we met. 1
  • noun wavelength The distance between successive crests of a wave, especially points in a sound wave or electromagnetic wave. 1
  • noun wavelength physics: distance between waves 1
  • countable noun wavelength A wavelength is the distance between a part of a wave of energy such as light or sound and the next similar part. 0
  • countable noun wavelength A wavelength is the size of radio wave which a particular radio station uses to broadcast its programmes. 0

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Origin of wavelength

First appearance:

before 1855
One of the 30% newest English words
First recorded in 1855-60; wave + length

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Wavelength


wavelength popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

wavelength usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wavelength

noun wavelength

  • awareness — the state or condition of being aware; having knowledge; consciousness: The object of the information drive is to raise awareness of what spreads HIV/AIDS.
  • intuitiveness — perceiving directly by intuition without rational thought, as a person or the mind.
  • acumen — keenness and quickness in understanding and dealing with a situation; shrewdness
  • intuition — direct perception of truth, fact, etc., independent of any reasoning process; immediate apprehension.
  • judgment — an act or instance of judging.

Antonyms for wavelength

noun wavelength

  • ignorance — the state or fact of being ignorant; lack of knowledge, learning, information, etc.
  • stupidity — the state, quality, or fact of being stupid.

Top questions with wavelength

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