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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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British Dictionary definitions for antinodal


  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 antinodal



1872, from anti- + node.

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antinodal in Science


  1. In a standing wave, the region or point of maximum amplitude between two adjacent nodes. Compare node.
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