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wave-form

or waveform

[weyv-fawrm] /ˈweɪvˌfɔrm/
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
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for waveform

waveform

/ˈweɪvˌfɔːm/
noun
1.
(physics) the shape of the graph of a wave or oscillation obtained by plotting the value of some changing quantity against time
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