sine wave

noun Physics.

a periodic oscillation, as simple harmonic motion, having the same geometric representation as a sine function.

Origin of sine wave

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for sine wave

sine wave


any oscillation, such as a sound wave or alternating current, whose waveform is that of a sine curve
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