wave train


noun Physics.

a series of successive waves spaced at regular intervals.

Nearby words

  1. wave of the future,
  2. wave power,
  3. wave speed,
  4. wave tank,
  5. wave theory,
  6. wave trap,
  7. wave-and-pay,
  8. wave-cut platform,
  9. wave-form,
  10. wave-off

Origin of wave train

First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for wave train

wave train


physics a series of waves travelling in the same direction and spaced at regular intervals
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Science definitions for wave train

wave train

A succession of wave cycles moving at the same speed and typically having the same wavelength.
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