soliton

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sol·i·ton

 (sŏl′ĭ-tŏn′)
n.
A pulselike wave that can exist in nonlinear systems, does not obey the superposition principle, and does not disperse.

soliton

(ˈsɒlɪˌtɒn)
n
(General Physics) physics an isolated particle-like wave that is a solution of certain equations for propagation, occurring when two solitary waves do not change their form after collision and subsequently travelling for considerable distances
[C20: from solit(ary) + -on]
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Noun1.soliton - (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; "soliton waves can travel long distances with little loss of energy or structure"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
traveling wave, travelling wave - a wave in which the medium moves in the direction of propagation of the wave
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