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(of a radio, or other device or activity involving broadcasting) having or using a wide band of frequencies or wavelengths.
- ‘The frequency profile of the capacitance was obtained with fast Fourier transform from the current response elicited by a voltage waveform of digitally generated wide-band noise.’
- ‘Two years later, using wide-band recording equipment, Feng and his colleagues discovered that the frogs were also croaking in ultrasound - sound vibrations beyond the limit of human hearing.’
- ‘The wide-band networks under construction in some large and medium-sized cities in Western China will provide the necessary communication platform to carry out Western China literature resource digitization.’
- ‘We studied polarimetry with wide-band filters and a simple instrument that took us six months to calibrate.’
- ‘The co-operation will be involved in wide-band transmission by transferring Intel technology, Jong said, adding that both sides will develop the cable and wireless digital transmission service.’
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