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antinode

[an-ti-nohd]
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noun Physics.
  1. the region of maximum amplitude between two adjacent nodes in a standing wave.
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Origin of antinode

First recorded in 1880–85; anti- + node
Related formsan·ti·nod·al, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The distance from an antinode to a node is that from 1-2 on the curve and is one-fourth a wave length.

    Physics

    Willis Eugene Tower

  • Inconsistent hyphenation of word, 'anti-node' and 'antinode' both present in original text.

  • Now in the open organ pipe (Fig. 341d), the end of the air column d is a place of great vibration or is an antinode.

    Physics

    Willis Eugene Tower

  • The open air column therefore extends from antinode to antinode (or from 1-3) or is one-half a wave length.

    Physics

    Willis Eugene Tower


British Dictionary definitions for antinode

antinode

noun
  1. physics a point at which the amplitude of one of the two kinds of displacement in a standing wave has maximum value. Generally the other kind of displacement has its minimum value at this pointSee also standing wave Compare node
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Derived Formsantinodal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for antinode

n.

1872, from anti- + node.

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antinode in Science

antinode

[ăntĭ-nōd′]
  1. In a standing wave, the region or point of maximum amplitude between two adjacent nodes. Compare node.
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