longitudinal wave
noun Date: circa 1931 a wave (as a sound wave) in which the particles of the medium vibrate in the direction of the line of advance of the wave

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  • longitudinal wave — Physics. a wave in which the direction of displacement is the same as the direction of propagation, as a sound wave. Cf. transverse wave. [1930 35] * * * ▪ physics       wave consisting of a periodic disturbance or vibration that takes place in… …   Universalium

  • longitudinal wave — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms longitudinal wave : singular longitudinal wave plural longitudinal waves physics a wave such as a sound wave that moves in the same direction as the movements of the particles of the substance it moves through …   English dictionary

  • longitudinal wave — noun : a wave (as a sound wave) in which the particles of the medium vibrate in the direction of the line of advance of the wave * * * longiˌtudinal ˈwave 7 [longitudinal wave] noun (physics) a wave that ↑vibrates in the direction that it is… …   Useful english dictionary

  • longitudinal wave — išilginė banga statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. longitudinal wave vok. Längswelle, f; Longitudinalwelle, f rus. продольная волна, f pranc. onde longitudinale, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Longitudinal wave — Longitudinal waves, as known as l waves , are waves that have the same direction of vibration as their direction of travel, which means that the movement of the medium is in the same direction as or the opposite direction to the motion of the… …   Wikipedia

  • longitudinal wave — longitu′dinal wave′ n. phs a wave in which the direction of displacement is the same as the direction of propagation, as a sound wave …   From formal English to slang

  • longitudinal wave — a wave whose oscillatory motion is parallel to the direction of its propagation …   Medical dictionary

  • longitudinal wave — noun Physics a wave vibrating in the direction of propagation …   English new terms dictionary

  • longitudinal wave — /lɒŋgəˌtjudənəl ˈweɪv/ (say longguh.tyoohduhnuhl wayv) noun Physics a wave in which the vibration or displacement is in the direction of propagation, as a soundwave …   Australian English dictionary

  • node of longitudinal wave — išilginės bangos mazgas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. node of longitudinal wave vok. Druckknoten, m; Längswellenknoten, m rus. узел продольной волны, m pranc. nœud de l’onde longitudinale, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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