compressional wave
noun Date: 1875 a longitudinal wave (as a sound wave) propagated by the elastic compression of the medium — called also compression wave

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • compressional wave — noun also compression wave : a longitudinal wave (as a sound wave) propagated by the elastic compression of the medium * * * compressional wave, = compression wave. (Cf. ↑compression wave) …   Useful english dictionary

  • compressional wave — suspaudimo banga statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. compression wave; compressional wave; compressive wave vok. Kompressionswelle, f; Verdichtungswelle, f rus. волна сжатия, f pranc. onde de compression, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • compression wave — noun see compressional wave * * * a shock wave that compresses the medium through which it is transmitted. Also, compressional wave. Cf. expansion wave. [1885 90] * * * compression wave, Physics. a wave in which the particles of a substance move… …   Useful english dictionary

  • compression wave — a shock wave that compresses the medium through which it is transmitted. Also, compressional wave. Cf. expansion wave. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • compression wave — suspaudimo banga statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. compression wave; compressional wave; compressive wave vok. Kompressionswelle, f; Verdichtungswelle, f rus. волна сжатия, f pranc. onde de compression, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • compressive wave — suspaudimo banga statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. compression wave; compressional wave; compressive wave vok. Kompressionswelle, f; Verdichtungswelle, f rus. волна сжатия, f pranc. onde de compression, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • shock wave — noun Date: 1907 1. a compressional wave of high amplitude caused by a shock (as from an earthquake or explosion) to the medium through which the wave travels 2. a violent often pulsating disturbance or reaction < shock waves of rebellion > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • P-wave — noun An elastic, compressional wave, such as that produced by an earthquake. Movement is longitudinal Syn: seismic wave …   Wiktionary

  • retonation wave — ˌretənˈāshən noun Etymology: retonation from re + tonation (as in detonation) : a compressional wave propagated backward from the starting point of an explosion wave in a gaseous mixture …   Useful english dictionary

  • compression wave — noun see compressional wave …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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