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adj. wav·i·er, wav·i·est
1. Abounding or rising in waves: a wavy sea.
2. Marked by or moving in a wavelike form or motion; sinuous.
3. Having curls, curves, or undulations: wavy hair.
4. Characteristic or suggestive of waves.
5. Wavering; unstable.

wav′i·ly adv.
wav′i·ness n.
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Noun1.waviness - (of hair) a tendency to curl
curvature, curve - the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
2.waviness - unevenness produced by waves or wrinkles
unevenness, variability - the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
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(weiv) noun
1. a moving ridge, larger than a ripple, moving on the surface of water. rolling waves; a boat tossing on the waves.
2. a vibration travelling eg through the air. radio waves; sound waves; light waves.
3. a curve or curves in the hair. Are those waves natural?
4. a (usually temporary) rise or increase. the recent crime wave; a wave of violence; The pain came in waves.
5. an act of waving. She recognized me, and gave me a wave.
1. to move backwards and forwards or flutter. The flags waved gently in the breeze.
2. to (cause hair to) curve first one way then the other. She's had her hair waved; Her hair waves naturally.
3. to make a gesture (of greeting etc) with (eg the hand). She waved to me across the street; Everyone was waving handkerchiefs in farewell; They waved goodbye.
ˈwavy adjective
(of hair) full of waves. Her hair is wavy but her sister's hair is straight.
ˈwaviness noun
ˈwave(band) noun
a range of wavelengths on which eg radio signals are broadcast.
ˈwavelength noun
the distance from any given point on one (radio etc) wave to the corresponding point on the next.
wave aside
to dismiss (a suggestion etc) without paying much attention to it.
References in classic literature ?
She was still wearing her walking-dress, prim and straight in its folds about her tall, graceful figure, and her hair, save for the slight waviness about the forehead, was plainly dressed.
Analyses of future projections by fully coupled models, however, find no consistent changes in waviness, either in location or season (Barnes and Polvani 2015; Cattiaux et al.
ID waviness is a common problem in pipe extrusion, but the cause of this problem is not widely recognized.
78) found that the roughness skewness has a higher impact on biofouling prevention than the mean waviness, which has a higher impact than the mean roughness.
Latex paint was applied with a spiral-wound drawdown bar and, after drying, the surface waviness profile was measured with a contact profilometer.
The waviness index was defined here as the ratio of the total length of the folded fiber to the straight-line distance between two ends of the fiber.
Aiming to define the quality of the surface, surface waviness of the both sides of formed parts different forming angles was measured (Fig.
Signs that indicate AMD may be present include blurred vision, areas of waviness in vision, called metamorphopsia (where straight lines appear to be wavy due to the blood and fluid buildup from the abnormal blood vessels), and areas of missing vision in the central visual Field, which are called scotomas.
It has been studied theoretically and experimentally the effects of surface waviness over the load carrying capacity of finite slider bearing.
This is particularly true of glass-lined vessel flanges, where the layering of the glass can result in pronounced waviness of the surface (Fig.
Nonlinear excitation model of ball bearing waviness in a rigid rotor supported by two or more ball bearings considering five degrees of freedom, Journal ofTribology 124: 82-90.