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wave-form

or wave·form

[weyv-fawrm]
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noun Physics.
  1. the shape of a wave, a graph obtained by plotting the instantaneous values of a periodic quantity against the time.

Origin of wave-form

First recorded in 1840–50
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Historical Examples

  • It is then possible to see whether the "wave-form" of the current is what it ought to be.

    Marvels of Scientific Invention

    Thomas W. Corbin

  • Then he defines the wave-form, voltage, and amperage entering the circuit and defines whatever is coming out.

    With No Strings Attached

    Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA David Gordon)