Definition of traveling wave in English:

traveling wave

Syllabification: trav·el·ing wave

noun

Physics
  • A wave in which the medium moves in the direction of propagation.
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    • In effect, they trade the translational kinetic energy of a traveling wave for more displacement energy in a standing wave.
    • In the actual system, the aft half of the body undulates with a traveling wave of increasing amplitude envelope as described in Anderson and Kerrebrock.
    • The significance of local resonance in the cochlea has been well recognized, and local resonance can be considered as a limit where the traveling wave's group velocity substantially decreases while within a region of very light damping.

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