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wave train

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noun Physics.
  1. a series of successive waves spaced at regular intervals.

Origin of wave train

First recorded in 1895–1900
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  • The rising pitch is heard because the ear is rushing Page 21 down the wave-train, every instant nearer to the source.

    Cyclopedia of Telephony & Telegraphy Vol. 1

    Kempster Miller


British Dictionary definitions for wave train

wave train

noun
  1. physics a series of waves travelling in the same direction and spaced at regular intervals
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wave train in Science

wave train

  1. A succession of wave cycles moving at the same speed and typically having the same wavelength.
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