or wave·form

[ weyv-fawrm ]
/ ˈweɪvˌfɔrm /

noun Physics.

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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British Dictionary definitions for waveform

/ (ˈweɪvˌfɔːm) /


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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