L wave


noun Geology.

an earthquake wave that travels around the earth's surface and is usually the third conspicuous wave to reach a seismograph.

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Also called long wave .
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Words nearby L wave

Lviv, LVN, Lvov, LVP, LW, L wave, lwei, lwl, l.w.m., Lwoff, lwop
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Scientific definitions for L wave

L wave

See Love wave.
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