wave crest
The highest part of a wave. See also crest; wave.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • wave crest — peak of a wave, top of a wave …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Crest factor — The crest factor or peak to average ratio (PAR) or peak to average power ratio (PAPR) is a measurement of a waveform, calculated from the peak amplitude of the waveform divided by the RMS value of the waveform. It is therefore a dimensionless… …   Wikipedia

  • crest — crest1 [krest] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: creste, from Latin crista] 1.) the top or highest point of something such as a hill or a wave crest of ▪ It took us over an hour to reach the crest of the hill. 2.) a special picture that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • wave — I n. moving ridge on the surface of water 1) a high, tall; mountainous wave 2) a tidal wave 3) waves break (on the rocks); crest upsurge 4) a crime wave physical disturbance that is transmitted in the propagation of sound or light 5) light;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • wave length — The horizontal distance between successive wave crests measured perpendicular to the crest, usually expressed in feet. See also crest; wave; wave crest …   Military dictionary

  • Wave (audience) — Stadium crowd performing the wave at the Confederations Cup 2005 in Frankfurt The wave (North American) or the Mexican wave (outside North America) is an example of metachronal rhythm achieved in a packed stadium when successive groups of… …   Wikipedia

  • wave period — The time it takes for two successive wave crests to pass a given point. See also wave; wave crest …   Military dictionary

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