An electromagnetic wave, usually of radio frequency, produced by the oscillation of electricity in a conductor.
Origin of hertzian-wave
After Heinrich Rudolf Hertz
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Hertzian-wave Sentence Examples
Rutherford used this detector to make evident the passage of an electric or Hertzian wave for half a mile across Cambridge, England.
Fleming, The Principles of Electric Wave Telegraphy (London, 1906), chap. vii.; also Cantor Lectures on Hertzian wave telegraphy, Lecture iv., Journ.
It is now generally recognized that Hertzian wave telegraphy, or radio-telegraphy, as it is sometimes called, has a special field of operations of its own, and that the anticipations which were at one time excited by uninformed persons that it would speedily annihilate all telegraphy conducted with wires have been dispersed by experience.