# wave equation

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## wave equation

n.
1. A differential or partial differential equation used to represent wave motion.
2. The fundamental equation of wave mechanics.

## wave equation

n
(General Physics) physics a partial differential equation describing wave motion. It has the form ∇2φ = (1/c2) × (∂2φ/∂t2), where ∇2 is the Laplace operator, t the time, c the speed of propagation, and φ is a function characterizing the displacement of the wave
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 Noun 1 wave equation - a differential equation that describes the passage of harmonic waves through a mediumdifferential equation - an equation containing differentials of a function
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