stationary wave


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stationary wave

stationary wave

n
(General Physics) another name for standing wave

stand′ing wave′


n.
Physics.
a wave in which each point on the wave has a constant amplitude, ranging from zero at the nodes to a maximum, equal to the amplitude of the wave, at the antinodes.

sta·tion·ar·y wave

(stā′shə-nĕr′ē)
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Noun1.stationary wave - a wave (as a sound wave in a chamber or an electromagnetic wave in a transmission line) in which the ratio of its instantaneous amplitude at one point to that at any other point does not vary with time
undulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
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