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travelling wave

Definitions of travelling wave
  1. noun
    a wave in which the medium moves in the direction of propagation of the wave
    synonyms: traveling wave
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    types:
    solitary wave, soliton, soliton wave
    (physics) a quantum of energy or quasiparticle that can be propagated as a traveling wave in nonlinear systems and is neither preceded nor followed by another such disturbance; does not obey the superposition principle and does not dissipate
    type of:
    undulation, wave
    (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
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