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1. A wave induced in a fluid, especially the ocean or atmosphere, by the interaction of gravity with other forces on the motion of the fluid.
2. A gravitational wave. Not in technical use.
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nAlso called: gravitational wave
1. (General Physics) a wave propagated in a gravitational field, predicted to occur as a result of an accelerating mass
2. (General Physics) a surface wave on water or other liquid propagated because of the weight of liquid in the crests
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|Noun||1.||gravity wave - (physics) a wave that is hypothesized to propagate gravity and to travel at the speed of light|
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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