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noun Geology.
a transverse earthquake wave that travels through the interior of the earth and is usually the second conspicuous wave to reach a seismograph.
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Also called secondary wave.
Compare L wave, P wave.

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Medical definitions for S wave

S wave

n.
A downward deflection of the QRS complex in an electrocardiogram following an R wave.
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Scientific definitions for S wave

S wave

See secondary wave.
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