interrupted continuous wave


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interrupted continuous wave

[′int·ə‚rəp·təd kən¦tin·yə·wəs ′wāv]
(communications)
A continuous wave that is interrupted at a constant audio-frequency rate high enough to give several interruptions for each keyed code dot. Abbreviated ICW.
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