the shape of a wave; a graph obtained by plotting the instantaneous values of a periodic quantity against the time.
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How to use wave-form in a sentence
The effect of the wave form on the efficiency of the alternating-current arc has engaged the attention of many workers.
It was not probable that the fleet wave-form and frequency were known to Mekinese ships.Talents, Incorporated | William Fitzgerald Jenkins
There is then in the receiving antenna a current similar in wave form to that in the transmitting 231antenna.Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son | John Mills
Or look at a wave and follow it as it drives on; changes come and go, but the wave form in the main keeps itself for some time.The Painter in Oil | Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
In this manner a photographic trace can be obtained of the wave form.
British Dictionary definitions for waveform
physics the shape of the graph of a wave or oscillation obtained by plotting the value of some changing quantity against time
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