Meaning of shortwave
Pronunciation: (shôrt'wāv'), [key]
— n., adj., v., -waved, -wav•ing.
- a radio wave shorter than that used in AM broadcasting, corresponding to frequencies of over 1600 kilohertz: used for long-distance reception or transmission.
- a wave of electromagnetic radiation equal in length to, or shorter than, the wavelength of visible light.
- of, pertaining to, or using shortwaves.
- to transmit by shortwaves.