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quarter-wave antenna[′kwȯrd·ər ‚wāv an′ten·ə]
An antenna whose electrical length is equal to one quarter-wavelength of the signal to be transmitted or received.
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A radio antenna whose length is one-quarter of the wavelength of the frequency for which the antenna is used.
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