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sound wave

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

n
(General Physics) a wave that propagates sound
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sound′ wave`


n.
Physics.
a longitudinal wave in an elastic medium, esp. a wave producing an audible sensation.
[1865–70]
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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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Translations

sound wave

n (Phys) → onda sonora
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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.
A special sound wave session was held for about 20 residents of Hanover Housing in Elgin.
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They tested different compositions to find the one that could best explain the strange sound wave speeds.
The sound wave perception of the animal is one of the most important mediums of communication.
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.
However, a sound wave in flight through an enclosed compartment where the air has no wind currents in it will manifest one particular velocity while a sound wave propagating through the still air outside the compartment will manifest some other velocity--in a moving enclosed compartment the contained air's velocity is the same as the compartment's velocity and would add to or subtract from the sound wave's propagation velocity.
It may sound too good to be true, but managing pain may now be just a sound wave away.
By calculating how 12 different types of acoustic metamaterial building blocks affect the sound wave, the researchers were able to arrange them in a wall to form any wave pattern on the other side that they want.
The opposing forces set particles and photons into motion in the form of sound 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.