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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hertzian  \Hertz"i*an\,  a. 
  Of  or  pert.  to  the  German  physicist  Heinrich  Hertz. 
 
  {Hertzian  telegraphy},  telegraphy  by  means  of  the  Hertzian 
  waves;  wireless  telegraphy. 
 
  {H.  waves},  electric  waves;  --  so  called  because  Hertz  was 
  the  first  to  investigate  them  systematically.  His 
  apparatus  consisted  essentially  in  an  oscillator  for 
  producing  the  waves,  and  a  resonator  for  detecting  them 
  The  waves  were  found  to  have  the  same  velocity  as  light, 
  and  to  undergo  reflection,  refraction,  and  polarization. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Hertzian 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  physicist  Heinrich  Hertz  or  his  work 
  "Hertzian  discoveries"  [syn:  {Hertzian}] 




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