Wave of vibration

Related to Wave of vibration: sound wave
(Physics) a wave which consists in, or is occasioned by, the production and transmission of a vibratory state from particle to particle through a body.
- Num. xviii. 11.

See also: Wave

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Noise is sound, of course, and travels through the air as a wave of vibrations. And like other sound waves, noise sound waves have a certain amplitude.