or wave·form


noun Physics.

the shape of a wave, a graph obtained by plotting the instantaneous values of a periodic quantity against the time.

Nearby words

  1. wave theory,
  2. wave train,
  3. wave trap,
  4. wave-and-pay,
  5. wave-cut platform,
  6. wave-off,
  7. wave-particle duality,
  8. waveband,
  9. waved,
  10. waveform

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.