solitary wave


noun Mathematics, Physics.

a localized disturbance that propagates like a wave but resembles a particle in that it does not disperse, even if it collides with other such waves.

Nearby words

  1. solitary follicle,
  2. solitary sandpiper,
  3. solitary tract,
  4. solitary vireo,
  5. solitary wasp,
  6. soliton,
  7. solitude,
  8. solitudinarian,
  9. sollar,
  10. solleret

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