wave number
noun Date: 1873 the number of waves per unit distance of radiant energy of a given wavelength ; the reciprocal of the wavelength

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  • wave number — the number of waves in one centimeter of light in a given wavelength; the reciprocal of the wavelength. [1900 05] * * * ▪ physics       a unit of frequency in atomic, molecular, and nuclear spectroscopy equal to the true frequency divided by the… …   Universalium

  • wave number — bangos skaičius statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Dydis, apibūdinantis elektromagnetinės bangos lauko stiprio kitimo erdvėje dažnį. Jis atvirkščiai proporcingas bangos ilgiui, t. y. σ = 1/λ; čia λ – bangos ilgis.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • wave number — bangos skaičius statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Dydis, atvirkščias bangos ilgiui. atitikmenys: angl. wave number rus. волновое число …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • wave number — bangos skaičius statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. wave number vok. Wellenzahl, f rus. волновое число, n pranc. nombre d’onde, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • wave number — wave′ num ber n. phs the number of waves in one centimeter of light in a given wavelength; the reciprocal of the wavelength • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • wave number — noun the reciprocal of the wavelength of a wave • Hypernyms: ↑frequency, ↑frequence, ↑oftenness • Hyponyms: ↑rydberg, ↑rydberg constant, ↑rydberg unit …   Useful english dictionary

  • wave number — noun The number of waves per unit length; the reciprocal of wavelength …   Wiktionary

  • wave number — (Physics) number of waves in radiant energy of a certain wavelength over a distance of one centimeter (reciprocal of wavelength) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wave number — noun Physics the number of waves in a unit distance …   English new terms dictionary

  • wave number — /ˈweɪv nʌmbə/ (say wayv numbuh) noun the number of waves per unit length; the reciprocal of wavelength …   Australian English dictionary

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