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wavelet

[ weyv-lit ]

noun

  1. a small wave; ripple.


wavelet

/ ˈweɪvlɪt /

noun

  1. a small wave


wavelet

/ wāvlĭt /

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of wavelet1

First recorded in 1800–10; wave + -let
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Example Sentences

In an increasingly data-driven world, mathematical tools known as wavelets have become an indispensable way to analyze and understand information.

I lifted my facetoward the sun, closed my eyes until I could seethe wavelets behind my eyelidsbegin to move again.

He felt himself caught in a mighty eddy, bearing he knew not whither; he, one wavelet amid the sea's myriads.

In its place a turbid leaden flood without a sparkling wavelet extended all around.

Every wavelet on the waters hushed itself asleep, and the whole surface of the lake was as a sea of polished glass.

It was to him as if a miniature wavelet of a great ocean somewhere in the distance had crept up to laugh and break at his feet.

Now and then a wavelet stole far into the beach, as if to caress him, but pined away ere it could reach its goal.

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