undulatory theory
noun Date: circa 1828 wave theory

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  • Undulatory theory — Undulatory Un du*la*to*ry (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. ondulatoire.] Moving in the manner of undulations, or waves; resembling the motion of waves, which successively rise or swell rise or swell and fall; pertaining to a propagated alternating motion,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undulatory theory — noun (physics) the theory that light is transmitted as waves • Syn: ↑wave theory, ↑wave theory of light • Ant: ↑corpuscular theory of light (for: ↑wave theory of light), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • undulatory theory — banginė teorija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. undulation theory; undulatory theory vok. Undulationstheorie, f; Wellentheorie, f rus. волновая теория, f pranc. théorie ondulatoire, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • undulatory theory — un·du·la·to·ry theory ən jə lə .tōr ē , ən d(y)ə lə , .tȯr ē n WAVE THEORY * * * wave t …   Medical dictionary

  • undulatory theory — Physics. See wave theory (def. 1). [1795 1805] * * * …   Universalium

  • UNDULATORY THEORY —    the theory that light is due to vibrations or undulations in the ether as the medium through which it is transmitted from its source in a luminous body …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • undulatory theory of light — banginė šviesos teorija statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. undulatory theory of light; wave theory of light vok. Wellentheorie des Lichtes, f rus. волновая теория света, f pranc. théorie ondulatoire de la lumière, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Undulatory — Un du*la*to*ry (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. ondulatoire.] Moving in the manner of undulations, or waves; resembling the motion of waves, which successively rise or swell rise or swell and fall; pertaining to a propagated alternating motion, similar to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Theory of Colours — Infobox Book name = Theory of Colours title orig = Zur Farbenlehre translator = Charles Eastlake [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi m0422/is 2 82/ai 64573524/pg 6] image caption = Light spectrum, from Theory of Colours – Goethe observed that… …   Wikipedia

  • Wave theory — Undulatory Un du*la*to*ry (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. ondulatoire.] Moving in the manner of undulations, or waves; resembling the motion of waves, which successively rise or swell rise or swell and fall; pertaining to a propagated alternating motion,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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