longitudinal wave

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longitudinal wave

n
(General Physics) a wave that is propagated in the same direction as the displacement of the transmitting medium. Compare transverse wave

longitu′dinal wave′


n.
a wave in which the direction of displacement is the same as the direction of propagation, as a sound wave.

lon·gi·tu·di·nal wave

(lŏn′jĭ-to͞od′n-əl)
A wave in which the particles of the medium through which the wave moves vibrate in the same direction as the wave travels. Sound waves are a type of longitudinal waves. See more at wave. Compare transverse wave.
Translations
Longitudinalwelle