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The mathematical representation of a wave, especially a graph obtained by plotting a characteristic of the wave against time.


(General Physics) physics the shape of the graph of a wave or oscillation obtained by plotting the value of some changing quantity against time


the shape of a wave, usu. represented as a graph of the instantaneous values of a periodic quantity as a function of time.
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Noun1.waveform - the shape of a wave illustrated graphically by plotting the values of the period quantity against time
undulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
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A triphasic waveform is indicative of normal arterial perfusion, whilst the other two classifications are indicative of PAD, with the monophasic waveform denoting a more severe form of the condition.
On spectral interrogation, the DV has a triphasic waveform distinct from the monophasic waveform of the umbilical vein.
turning triphasic from monophasic waveform was observed in 8 (16 Percent) patients.
The purpose of this study was to compare a square biphasic and monophasic waveform, blood flow and healing rates of chronic stage III and IV pressure ulcers and stage II Wagner scale neuropathic ulcers over four weeks of treatment.