Definition of traveling wave in English:

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traveling wave

noun

Physics
A wave in which the medium moves in the direction of propagation.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: trav·el·ing wave

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