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sky wave[′skī ‚wāv]
A radio wave that travels upward into space and may or may not be returned to earth by reflection from the ionosphere. Also known as ionospheric wave.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A radio wave that propagates by traveling upward into the upper reaches of the atmosphere and is reflected so that it returns to the earth. However, some of the waves may not be returned to the earth.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
sky waveA radio signal transmitted into the sky and reflected back down to earth from the ionosphere.
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