# wave equation

### noun

Mathematics, Physics. any differential equation that describes the propagation of waves or other disturbances in a medium.

Physics. any of the fundamental equations of quantum mechanics whose solutions are possible wave functions of a particle.

Compare Schrödinger equation.

## Origin of wave equation

First recorded in 1925–30

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## wave equation

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