solitary wave

nounMathematics, Physics.
  1. 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.

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How to use solitary wave in a sentence

  • I am a solitary wave in the dark and desolate sea: and the sparkling glass I drank was drugged with misery.

    Peter Schlemihl | Adelbert von Chamisso