undulation
noun Date: 1646 1. a. a rising and falling in waves b. a wavelike motion to and fro in a fluid or elastic medium propagated continuously among its particles but with little or no permanent translation of the particles in the direction of the propagation ; vibration 2. the pulsation caused by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison 3. a wavy appearance, outline, or form ; waviness

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  • Undulation — bangavimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. undulation; wave motion vok. Undulation, f; Wellenbewegung, f rus. волновое движение, n pranc. mouvement d’ondes, m; mouvement ondulatoire, m; ondulation, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • undulation — bangavimas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. undulation; wave motion vok. Undulation, f; Wellenbewegung, f rus. волновое движение, n pranc. mouvement d’ondes, m; mouvement ondulatoire, m; ondulation, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Undulation — Un|du|la|ti|on 〈f. 20; Phys.〉 Wellenbewegung [<ital. ondulazione „wellenförmige Bewegung“; zu ondulare „sich wellenförmig bewegen“; zu onda <lat. unda „Welle“] * * * Undulation   [zu lateinisch undula »kleine Welle«] die, / en …   Universal-Lexikon

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