phase velocity

noun Physics.

the velocity with which a simple harmonic wave is propagated, equal to the wavelength divided by the period of vibration.

Nearby words

  1. phase rule,
  2. phase shift keying,
  3. phase space,
  4. phase speed,
  5. phase transition,
  6. phase-contrast microscope,
  7. phase-in,
  8. phase-switching,
  9. phased array,
  10. phasedown

Origin of phase velocity

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019