guided wave


a wave the energy of which is concentrated near a boundary or between parallel boundaries separating different materials and that has a direction of propagation parallel to these boundaries.

Nearby words

  1. guidebook,
  2. guided,
  3. guided imagery,
  4. guided missile,
  5. guided missile cruiser,
  6. guideline,
  7. guidepost,
  8. guider,
  9. guideway,
  10. guidi, tommaso

Origin of guided wave

First recorded in 1920–25 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019