the shape of a wave, a graph obtained by plotting the instantaneous values of a periodic quantity against the time.
Why Are We Calling Everything A “Wave”?Why have so many waves found their way into our cultural lexicon in recent years? In this article, the first in the column Mincing Metaphors, we unpack this oceanic metaphor to better understand what it means and why it’s proving so useful right now.
What are the three places that form the Bermuda Triangle?In March 1918, a U.S. Navy ship with a crew of 309 departed Barbados and was never seen again. Did the ship capsize? Is there a supernatural explanation? The area in which the ship disappeared is the infamous Bermuda Triangle. Also known as the Devil’s Triangle, it is a heavily traveled shipping lane in the Atlantic Ocean where ships and planes have been known to …
- wave theory,
- wave train,
- wave trap,
- wave-cut platform,
- wave-particle duality,
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