gravity wave


Astronomy, Physics. gravitational wave.
a wave created by the action of gravity on local variations in the density of a stratified fluid, as the atmosphere, or at an interface between fluids of different density, as a liquid and a gas.

Origin of gravity wave

First recorded in 1875–80 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for gravity wave

gravity wave

noun physics

a wave propagated in a gravitational field, predicted to occur as a result of an accelerating mass
a surface wave on water or other liquid propagated because of the weight of liquid in the crests
Symbol: gravitational wave
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