on a different wavelength

on a different wavelength
on a different wavelength
thinking in a different way and not understanding each other well: »

He and I seem to be operating on a different wavelength.

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  • wavelength — wave|length [ˈweıvleŋθ] n 1.) the size of a radio wave used to broadcast a radio signal 2.) technical the distance between two points on energy waves such as sound or light 3.) be on the same/a different wavelength informal to have the same or… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wavelength — noun (C) 1 the size of a radio wave used to broadcast a radio signal 2 the distance between two waves of energy such as sound or light 3 be on the same wavelength/on a different wavelength informal to have the same or different opinions and… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Wavelength — <Wavelength> Données clés Réalisation Michael Snow Acteurs principaux Hollis Frampton Roswell Rudd Amy Taubin Joyce Wieland Amy Yadrin Pays d’origine Canada États Unis Genre F …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Wavelength (album) — Infobox Album | Name = Wavelength Type = Album Artist = Van Morrison Released = September, 1978 Recorded = Spring 1978 Genre = Pop rock, R B Length = 49:32 Label = Mercury Producer = Van Morrison Reviews = Allmusic Rating|4|5 [http://www.allmusic …   Wikipedia

  • wavelength — [[t]we͟ɪvleŋθ[/t]] wavelengths 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A wavelength is the distance between a part of a wave of energy such as light or sound and the next similar part. Sunlight consists of different wavelengths of radiation... Blue light has a …   English dictionary

  • wavelength — n. manner of thinking (colloq.) to be on the same wavelength; to operate on different wavelengths * * * to operate on different wavelengths [ manner of thinking ] (colloq.) to be on the same wavelength …   Combinatory dictionary

  • wavelength division multiple access —    Abbreviated WDMA. A technique that manages multiple transmissions on a fiberoptic cable system using wavelength division multiplexing (WDM). WDMA divides each channel into a set of time slots using time division multiplexing, and data from… …   Dictionary of networking

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