Definitions for **"Wavelength"**

The distance from one point on a vibrating wave to the same point on the next wave. The lengths of the sound waves (wavelengths) we can hear range from one inch to 40 feet. High frequency sounds have short wavelengths (and are more directional), low frequency sounds have long wavelengths (and are less directional). In lighting terms, blue light is short wavelength, green is medium and red is long wavelength. Beyond visible light are the short wavelength Ultra Violet light and the long wavelength Infra Red light. See also Frequency.

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The distance between any two corresponding points on a wave. See also: frequency, Advanced Topics

The distance between wave crests in any type of wave.

The distance between two consecutive peaks of a wave.

The horizontal distance between wave crests.

In audio the wavelength of sound is the actual physical size that one complete cycle of sound energy requires in air for a given frequency. The wavelength is found by dividing the velocity of sound, 1130 ft/sec, by the frequency of interest. A sound wave with a frequency of one thousand Hertz would have a wavelength of 1.13 ft. (1130 divided by 1000).

The distance between two successive peaks, or between troughs, of a cyclic propagating disturbance.

The distance between two wave crests or wave troughs.

Wavelength = 1/frequency. In general, the mean distance between maximums (or minimums) of roughly periodic pattern. Specifically, the shortest distance between particles moving in the same phase of oscillation in a wave disturbance.

The distance between crests of waves, such as those of the electromagnetic spectrum.

It is the physical distance between the beginning and the end of identical points in adjacent waves of electromagnetic signals propagated in space or through a conductor. Wavelength is measured in meters, centimeters, or millimeters or in Angstrom units and is designated with the Greek letter lambda (l). It is inversely related to frequency i.e. higher frequency means shorter wavelength.

The horizontal difference between two adjacent wave troughs or two adjacent crests.

The distance between repeating points on a wave.

The distance an electromagnetic wave travels during the time it takes to oscillate through one complete cycle. The wavelengths of light used in fibre communications are usually measured in nanometers (nm). The common wavelengths or "windows", are 850nm, 1300nm and 1550nm.

the distance between two consecutive peaks or troughs in a wave

Distance between the crests of a wave in a radio signal, measured as speed divided by Hz.

Distance between two successive wave crests or troughs.

the total distance between two concurrent points on a given phase of a two waves of sound or light to top

The length of a wavefrom peak to peak. The wavelength of electromagnetic radiation is inversely proportional to frequency and inversely proportional to energy.

The distance between two successive points of an electromagnetic waveform, usually measured in nanometers (nm).

(Î») the distance between two adjacent crests of a wave.

The distance between a point on one wave and the same point on the adjacent wave. It is, for instance, the distance from crest-to-crest.

An interval of repetition in a wave-like disturbance. The distance between two successive crests or two successive troughs.

the distance between identical points in a wave cycle.

Refers to the distance between two corresponding portions of an electromagnetic wave. The wavelength is one component that determines the overall energy of the wave. Generally, longer wavelengths are not disrupted as often as shorter as they move through the atmosphere.

The distance between successive peaks or nodes of a wave.

The distance between two points having the same phase in two consecutive cycles of a periodic wave, along a line in the direction of propagation.

Distance between successive crests or troughs of a wave.

The distance between two corresponding points on any two consecutive waves. For visible light it is very small and is generally measured in nanometres.

Wavelength is how far an electro magnetic wave travels during one cycle. When discussing DVR, the term refers to the color of light, which every color having a different wavelength.

Light is made up of electromagnetic waves; wavelength is the crest (peak)-to-crest distance between two adjacent waves.

The distance needed in the propagation direction for a wave to go through a complete cycle. (Basic Science/Radiography/characterradiation/wavelength_popup.htm)(Basic Science/vibration/discussion002.htm)(Course Material/Ultrasonics/Physics/acousticplane.htm)

the distance between successive maxima, or wave crests

In general, the mean distance between two adjacent “crests” (or “troughs”) of a periodic pattern. The smaller the wavelength becomes the greater the intensity of energy. Wavelength = velocity / frequency..

The physical distance from a given point of a wave through one complete cycle. How long a wave is. The length of a sound wave determines the frequency of the sound. Can be calculated by dividing the frequency of sound into the speed of sound (for example, a 500Hz sound wave is 2.26 feet long).

The distance an electromagnetic wave travels in the time it takes to oscillate through one cycle. Measured in nanometers (nm) or micrometers (áæám).

The distance that a wave travels in the time it takes to go through one full 360 degree phase change, or one cycle. Audio: At room temperature, one wavelength at 100 Hz is approximately 11 feet (3.5 m); at 10 kHz, about 1.3 inches (3.4 cm). RF: One wavelength at 200 MHz is approximately 59 inches (1.5 m); at 700 MHz it is approximately 17 inches (43 cm).

The distance between peaks (or minima) of waves such as ocean waves or electromagnetic waves.

The distance between adjacent peaks (or adjacent troughs) on a wave. Varying the wavelength of light changes its color; varying the wavelength of sound changes its pitch.

The extent of one complete cycle of a wave.

The distance between adjacent peaks or troughs of a wave. Wavelengths of light are typically expressed in terms of Angstroms or nanometers (10-9 meters).

In wave motion, the distance between a point on .one wave and a corresponding point on the next wave, e.g., the distance between the crest of one wave and the crest of the next .wave. The nominal wavelength of red light is taken as 700 nm; .for violet light, 400 nm.

The length of the light wave, usually measured from crest to crest, which determines its color. Common units of measurement are the micrometer (micron), the nanometer, and (earlier) the Angstrom unit.

The length of a complete audio cycle in feet, inches, etc.

the length of one cycle of an AC signal. Determined by Wavelength = c / f where "c" is velocity and "f" is frequency. The wavelength of a 345Hz audio signal in air is one metre

A means of measuring light color. Expressed in nanometers (nm).

The distance a sound wave travels in the time it takes to complete one cycle of alternation.

The distance between two successive points of a periodic wave in the direction of propagation, in which the oscillation has the same phase. Symbol l Unit: metre (m).

the physical distance between two similar and successive points on an alternating wave

The distance between between one point on a wave and the same point in the next cycle. Also see electromagnetic spectrum.

a distance travled, over space, where a travling wave begins to repeat itself

the distance from the beginning to the end of one cycle (or from equivalent points in two consecutive cycles) of a waveform. A wavelength is equal to the speed of sound times the frequency of the waveform.

For a wave, the distance between two adjacent troughs or two adjacent crests.

The distance between the peaks on a wave. A high frequency (higher energy) wave has a shorter distance between its peaks. A low frequency (lower energy) wave has a longer distance between its peaks.

On a periodic curve, the length between two consecutive troughs (low points) or peaks (high points).

The distance between two crests (or valleys) of sound wave pressure. Easy to see graphically (5.2 kb). Usually denoted by the symbol Î». Varies from 56 feet for a 20 Hz tone to 0.7 inches for a 20 kHz tone. In general the wavelength in inches is equal to 13,543 divided by the frequency in Hz.

A wavelength is the distance between two successive points at which the wave has the same phase. For example, visible light has a wavelength of between 400 nm (violet) to 750 nm (red).

The distance between two similar and consecutive points on a wave, which have exactly the same displacement value from the rest position (that is, the same amplitude). An example would be the distance between two crests (maximum displacement) or two troughs (maximum displacement). Wavelength is a measure of distance and hence has units of metres (m).

The spacing of the crests or troughs in a wave.

A quantitative specification of radiant energy. Mathematically, the speed of light divided by the frequency.

The distance between the two peaks of an energy wave cycle. Very long wavelengths may be measured in hertz, or how frequently the peaks occur per second.

distance between two adjacent peaks (or troughs) of a wave.

The distance between the top of one wave and the top of the next wave. The argon fluoride excimer wavelength is 193 nm. This wavelength is in the far ultraviolet end of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Denoted by the Greek lower-case lambda symbol (l), the distance between one peak or crest of a sine wave and the next corresponding peak or crest. The wavelength of any frequency may be found by dividing the speed of sound (approximately 1100 feet (or 34 meters) per second at sea level) by the frequency. Thus the wavelength of a 60hz sine wave would be approximately 18.3 feet. Knowing wavelengths of sounds is very important when designing or working with acoustic spaces such as studios, control rooms, and speaker enclosures.

The distance between two successive cycles of a wave â€“ 6000 km for 50 Hz

The distance between comparable points of two successive waves. As a wave's frequency increases, its wavelength decreases, and vice versa. At 60 Hz the wavelength is about 3,100 miles. At radio frequency ranges the wavelength is closer to thirty or forty feet, and at microwave ranges it is approximately one inch.

The means of measuring the electromagnetic spectrum; the portion of this spectrum that is visible to us as light has waves that measure between 4,000 and 7,000 angstroms, with red having the longest waves and violet the shortest.

The distance that an electromagnetic wave travels in one complete cycle.

The physical property of light that determines its color.

The distance traveled by a single-frequency sound as it propagates. In air, it can be calculated by dividing the speed of sound (1130 ft/s, 345 m/s) by the frequency.

The distance from one part of a wave to the next corresponding part of the wave.

A measure of the color of light, usually expressed in nanometers (nm) or microns (*m).

distance between two similar points on a repeating wave

The distance required for the complete cycle of compressions & rarefactions that make up an audio waveform. Higher frequencies have smaller wavelengths. The wavelength varies with the speed of sound in air (& therefore temperature).

The distance a photon moves during a complete vibration. 147

simply, the length between consecutive peaks or troughs in any wave. In electromagnetic radiation, wavelength defines the color of light if it is visible, or the type of radiation (infra-red, ultraviolet, etc.) if it is outside of the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Mathematically, the wavelength times the frequency of the radiation (measured in cycles-per-second, or Hertz) is equal to the speed of light.

Distance between adjacent peaks of an EM wave: related to frequency by: wavelength (metres) = 300 / frequency (MHz)

The wavelength of a wave is the distance from one peak to the next, or from one trough to the next. Properties of Waves

In a wave motion, the distance between two successive crests (in a transverse wave) or compressions (in a longitudinal wave).

ËˆwevËŒlÉ›Å‹É¡Î¸] - the spatial distance between comparable points in two successive cycles of a wave (e.g., between peak and peak or between trough and trough). Inversely related to frequency: high-frequency waves have shorter wavelengths; low-frequency waves have longer wavelengths.

The length of one complete wave of an alternating or vibrating phenomenon, generally measured from crest to crest or from trough to trough of successive waves.

The length of distance a single cycle or complete sound wave travels.

The distance between two adjacent wave crests. Visible light and X-rays are both electromagnetic waves and differ from each other only in the length of the wave. The wavelength of visible light ranges from 400 to 700 nanometres while the wavelength of X-rays ranges from about 0.01 to 10 nanometres. The relatively long wavelength of visible light sets the limit of how small an image it can produce. For more information see Electromagnetic radiation (Back to basics, Australian Academy of Science).

The distance between successive wave crests, or troughs. Wavelength is measured in meters and is related to frequency and wave speed by = v/f.

the distance from the crest of one wave to another.

(Often denoted by l, the Greek letter letter lambda.) The distance between two crests of a propagating wave of a single frequency n . If v is the velocity at which the wave advances, v=ln.

The distance between successive peaks or maxima of a wave. The wavelength determines the nature of the various forms of radiant energy that comprise the electromagnetic spectrum.

The distance, usually expressed in meters, traveled by a wave during the time interval of one complete cycle. It is equal to the velocity divided by the frequency.

1) the distance in metres between a point on one wave and the same point on another. 2) a communications channel or bandwidth sales product for a single wavelength.

The physical distance that light travels in one wave cycle. All electromagnetic energy is transmitted (or travels) in waves.

Distance between two successive points of a periodic wave; the wavelengths of light are typically expressed in nanometers (nm), or billionths of a meter.

The distance between two peaks of a wave. See also Electromagnetic radiation and Frequency.

In general, the mean distance between maximums (or minimums) of a roughly periodic pattern. Specifically, the least distance between particles moving in the same phase of oscillation in a wave disturbance. The wavelength is measured along the direction of propagation of the wave, usually from the midpoint of a crest (or trough) to the midpoint of the next adjoining crest (or trough). It is related to frequency f and phase speed v by Î» = v / f , where Î» is wavelength. The reciprocal of wavelength is the wave number.

distance between two successive radio waves

The distance traveled by light (or other radiation) while completing one complete sine-wave cycle. It is expressed in nanometers (nm). Each color has a specific wavelength.

A measure of the length of an RF signal. The higher a signal's frequency, the shorter its wavelength.

Physical distance of one period (wave repeat).

The distance measured in the direction of propagation of a repetitive electrical pulse or waveform between two successive points that are characterized by the same phase of vibration (one cycle).

The distance between two corresponding points on two successive waves. Wavelength is given the symbol .

the distance between two corresponding points of two consecutive waves (e.g., crest to crest or trough to trough).

the distance between adjacent crests or troughs of a light wave.

the distance between adjacent peaks in a series of periodic waves. Also see electromagnetic spectrum.

Distance between successive corresponding points in electromagnetic and other forms of waves. See nanometer.

The distance between consecutive crests of a wave. This serves as a unit of measure of electromagnetic radiation.

The distance measurred along the line of propagation between two points that are in phase on adjacent waves.

The physical distance between two points of identical phase on consecutive cycles of a wave. The symbol for wavelength is lambda, "l". Wavelength is related to frequency according to the equation l=c/f, where c is the speed of light (3*108 m/s) f is frequency in Hz.

The distance on a periodic wave between two successive points with the same phase.

The distance between two points of corresponding phase in consecutive cycles, commonly designated by the small Greek letter lamda

The distance between successive wave crests or other equivalent points in a harmonic wave.

the length of a sound wave in air. It can be found for any frequency by dividing the speed of sound in air (1120 feet per second) by the frequency of the sound, or: WL = 1120 / Freq.

A term used to describe the electromagnetic waves which is light. The visible spectrum is 400 to 700nm. The near infrared spectrum is 700 to 3000nm. Materials exhibit different characteristics at different wavelengths of light.

The distance between successive points of equal amplitude and phase on a wave (for example, crest to crest or trough to trough).

The distance between two neighboring peaks or troughs of a wave.

Distance from peak to peak of a periodic waveform such as electromagnetic energy. The wavelengths of visible light are expressed in terms of nanometers (one-billionth of a meter).

The distance between successive wave crests in a sound wave.

The distance the sound wave travels to complete one cycle. The distance between one peak or crest of a sine wave and the next corresponding peak or crest. The wavelength of any frequency may be found by dividing the speed of sound by the frequency. (Speed of sound at sea level is 331.4 meters/second or 1087.42 feet/second).

In a periodic wave, the distance between points of corresponding phase of two consecutive cycles.

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.

the length of one complete cycle of a wave. In semiconductors, wavelength is typically applied to light.

The horizontal distance between successive crests or troughs.

1.A property of a wave that gives the length between two peaks of the wave. 2.The length between identical points on two waves next to each other. Each type of electromagnetic radiation has a different wavelength. 3. Distance between consecutive crests or troughs. 3. Each type of radiation has a different wavelength.

a distance from one point in the wave cycle to the next equivalent point in the same direction as the first. Wavelength is inversely proportional to wave frequency.

The distance between adjacent wave crests in a wave phenomenon such as electromagnetic radiation. The different wavelengths of visible light are perceived as colors by the human eye. What instruments do astronomers use to find black holes

The characteristic peak-peak measure of one cycle of an electromagnetic wave.

The distance an electromagnetic wave travels in the time it takes to oscillate to a complete cycle.

a term describing the frequency of light radiated by the light emitting diode of a scanner.

The distance between the crests of two successive waves and the major determinant of pitch (for sound) and hue (for light).

The length of light wave, which determines it's color. Common units of measurement are; angstroms, nanometers or microns.

The parameter of light used in a fiber optic system. For visible light, wavelength determines the color of light. Because the attenuation of a fiber is highly dependent on the wavelength of the light traveling through it, optimum performance can be achieved only by operating at one or two specific wavelengths (the specific wavelengths at which the light is most transparent is called "window"). Dual window fibers are most commonly produced today in both multimode and single mode fibers. Multimode fibers at 850 and 1300 nanometers, single mode fibers at 1310 and 1550 nanometers.

The physical distance that a radio wave travels during one complete cycle, the length is determined by the speed of light divided by the frequency of the wave.

The distance between the same two points on adjacent waves or the length required for a wave to complete a single cycle.

The distance between two points on adjacent waves that have the same phase, for example, the distance between two consecutive peaks or troughs.

The distance a wave will travel in the time required to generate 1 cycle. A length measured along the direction of propagation, usually from the midpoint of a crest (or trough) to the midpoint of the next crest (or trough).

The distance from crest to crest or trough to trough of an electromagnetic wave (see electromagnetic radiation) or other wave.

The length of a single wave, measured from one wave crest to the next. Waves

measured in meters, it is the length from the peak of one wave to the peak of the next (or the length of one oscillation); the higher the frequency of a wave, the shorter its wavelength; for example, visible red light has a wavelength of only 700 nanometers, which means that one wave spans only 7 ten millionths of a meter.

distance between any two corresponding points on successive waves, usually rest-to-crest or trough-to-trough

in the radiation, the wavelength indicates the distance between two subsequent peaks of intensity of the electromagnetic field transported by it. The frequency indicates the number of oscillations of the electromagnetic field in one second and is proportional to the energy carried by the wave. Il product of wavelength and frequency is a constant, therefore the greater the wavelength, the lesser the frequency and the energy of the radiation.

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

Distance between two successive points of a signal's cycle, usually measured in nanometers (nm).

In a periodic wave, the distance between two points of corresponding phase in consecutive cycles.

Measurement of light as a component of electromagnetic waves. The wavelength is the peak-to-peak distance between two adjacent waves.

The distance between two crests of a signal or a carrier and is measured in terms of meters, millimeters, nanometers, etc. In lightwave applications, because of the extremely high frequencies, wavelength is measured in nanometers.

The distance between two adjacent crests of a wave motion. For electromagnetic radiation, the product of frequency and wavelength is equal to the speed of light.

In radiation, the distance between periodic spatial repetitions of an electromagnetic wave at a given instant of time; used extensively to classify the nature of the radiation, since most of the interactions between radiation and matter are extremely sensitive to the wavelength of the radiation. Units are length (e.g., nm, Î¼m, mm, cm, with conventional usage depending on which part of the electromagnetic spectrum is being considered).

The distance between one peak or crest of a wave of light, heat, or other energy and the next corresponding peak or crest.

Electromagnetic energy is transmitted in the form of a sinusoidal wave. The wavelength is the distance covered by one cycle.

The distance between successive crests or troughs in a wave.

For any kind of wave, the distance between the peaks (or crests) of successive waves.

The distance between successive crests of an electromagnetic wave passing through a given material. Unit metre, symbol m.

The distance between successive crests of a wave.

The length of distance between cycles on a repetitive event.

The distance in metres between any two â€˜similarâ€™ points on a radio wave. The lower the frequency of a wave, the longer the wavelength.

() Distance between two points of corresponding phase and is equal to waveform velocity divided by frequency.

The distance between two consecutive maxima or minima of the wave form.

Wavelength is a characteristic of electromagnetic radiation. It is the distance between two wave crests.

The physical length of one cycle of a transmitted electromagnetic wave.

The distance between similar points on successive waves.

The distance from one peak to the next between identical points in adjacent waves of electromagnetic signals propagated in space or along a wire. Wavelength is usually specified in meters, centimeters, or millimeters. In the case of infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, and gamma radiation, the wavelength is usually specified in nanometers (10-9 meter) or Angstroms (10-10 meter). Wavelength is inversely related to frequency. The higher the frequency of the signal, the shorter the wavelength. White - The lightest visible surface created by a reflection of all colored light.

Distance between the crest (or trough) of one wave and the corresponding crest (or trough) of the next. Wavelength determines the attributes of the energy in the electromagnetic spectrum.

The distance between the corresponding valleys or peaks of adjacent waves.

The distance between identical points on a wave cycle. - Category: Manufacture of Gear

describes the distance from wave-crest to wave-crest between two corresponding waves of light in the electro-magnetic spectrum. Wavelengths are measured in nanometers (nm) and Angstrom units (A).

The distance between points of corresponding phase of two consecutive cycles of a wave. The wavelength relates to the propagation velocity, and the frequency, by

The distance covered by one cycle of a wave.

The 'wavelength ' is the distance between repeating units of a wave pattern. It is commonly designated by the Greek letter lambda (Î»).

Wavelength is an album by Irish musician Van Morrison, released in 1978. The album had a different atmosphere to his previous albums, it had a more pop oriented sound due to his heavy use of electric guitars and synthesizers.

Wavelength is a weekly live music night on the Toronto music scene, with an accompanying print and web zine. It began in February 2000. The music night coincided with a significant renaissance in the Toronto music community and became the de facto community centre for local bands and musicians.

The approximate scale size of a photon (a definition which to a certain degree is a fiction since photons do not have well defined sizes). Wavelength is indicated in equations by the Greek letter lambda ().

Wavelength (1983) is a low-budget, independent science fiction film written and directed by Mike Gray and starring Robert Carradine, Cherie Currie, and Keenan Wynn.

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The length of a Soundwave, For example , sound at 50Hz in air has a Wavelength of around 6.9m.

The length from one point on a wave to the point where it is repeated exactly in space, at a given time.

The length of a wave. Sound at 50Hz in air has a wavelength of around 6.9 metres.

a shared orientation leading to mutual understanding; "they are on the same wavelength"

The term that is used to describe a wave's motion.