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.
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Medicine definitions for s wave
A downward deflection of the QRS complex in an electrocardiogram following an R wave.
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Science definitions for s wave
See secondary wave.
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