[ weyv-fawrm ]
/ ˈweɪvˌfɔrm /
the shape of a wave, a graph obtained by plotting the instantaneous values of a periodic quantity against the time.
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Origin of wave-form
First recorded in 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for wave-form
Then he defines the wave-form, voltage, and amperage entering the circuit and defines whatever is coming out.With No Strings Attached|Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA David Gordon)
It is then possible to see whether the "wave-form" of the current is what it ought to be.Marvels of Scientific Invention|Thomas W. Corbin