sound wave


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sound wave

n.
A longitudinal pressure wave of audible or inaudible sound.

sound wave

n
(General Physics) a wave that propagates sound

sound′ wave`


n.
Physics.
a longitudinal wave in an elastic medium, esp. a wave producing an audible sensation.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sound wave - (acoustics) a wave that transmits soundsound wave - (acoustics) a wave that transmits sound
acoustics - the study of the physical properties of sound
undulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
air wave - a sound wave that is transmitted via air
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No sound of conflict reached our ears, for in the rarefied atmosphere of our great altitude no sound wave could penetrate; they were dissipated in thin air far below us.
The same researchers have already shown that the sound wave technology can fish rare circulating cancer tumour cells out of blood samples.
Sharp vertical lines rise out of the wood to form a unique body, a visual representation of a sound wave.
It may sound too good to be true, but managing pain may now be just a sound wave away.
Steve Cummer (Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University) said 'we show the exact same control over a sound wave as people have previously achieved with light waves.
The end of inflation is similar to the popping of a balloon: the balloon's surface enforces a pressure difference, but once it breaks, the air inside expands and creates a sound wave that travels spherically outward.
Because of this, we think a single sound wave could be used to "sing" to large numbers of nanowires simultaneously, enabling us to move a lot of data using very little power.
Interestingly, it has been observed, that the rate of data flow can be altered by regulating the pitch of the sound wave.
The device creates a sound wave which pushes abnormal tumour cells to one side as they pass through, away from white blood cells.
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Radio waves are detected with an antenna, and a sound wave can be extracted with a demodulator, then sent to speakers courtesy of an amplifier.
When a crash occurs, the sensor registers the sound wave variations caused by the deformation of steel chassis components and alerts reactive safety devices like air bags and seat belt pretensioners.