Definition of transverse wave in English:

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transverse wave

noun

Physics
A wave vibrating at right angles to the direction of its propagation.
Example sentences
  • The water wave, like the violin string, is an example of a transverse wave.
  • In fact Fresnel had already published his theory that light was a transverse wave but, although Doppler had read Fresnel's work, he did not accept it.
  • Most aquatic animals use the jet-stream propulsion in a form of propagating a transverse wave along the body from head to tail.

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Syllabification: trans·verse wave

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