wavelet

[weyv-lit]
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noun

a small wave; ripple.

Nearby words

  1. waved,
  2. waveform,
  3. wavefront,
  4. waveguide,
  5. wavelength,
  6. wavell,
  7. wavellite,
  8. wavemeter,
  9. waveoff,
  10. waver

Origin of wavelet

First recorded in 1800–10; wave + -let

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British Dictionary definitions for wavelet

wavelet

noun

a small wave
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Word Origin and History for wavelet

wavelet

n.

1813, diminutive of wave (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for wavelet

wavelet

[wāvlĭt]

A small wave; a ripple. See more at wave.
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