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Monday, August 17, 2009

Definitions for undulation

  1. A regular rising and falling or movement to alternating sides; movement in waves.
  2. A wavelike form, outline, or appearance.
  3. One of a series of waves or wavelike segments.

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Citations for undulation
Considering the difficulty of the golf course, the severe undulation of the greens, the magnitude of the event and the quality of the competition, Inkster ranked it as her greatest victory, particularly because she turned 42 last month. Clifton Brown, New York Times
Both works suggest depth; "Greenscreen" feels as if you could tumble into it, whereas "Mt. Shasta" depicts it via landscape. Even the hint at undulation achieved with subtle shifts in shadow echoes the mountain's shape. Cate McQuaid, Boston Globe
Origin of undulation
1640-1650
Undulation is from Late Latin undula, "a small wave," diminutive of Latin unda, "wave."