Definition of stationary wave in English:

stationary wave

Line breaks: sta¦tion|ary wave

noun

Physics
Another term for standing wave.
More example sentences
  • On varying the width, one can observe in detail the transformation of the stationary waves confined between the steps of atomic height in waves of electrons that move freely.
  • The stationary wave of Activator concentration is very similar to modes of vibration on a guitar string: only certain wavelengths can fit.
  • The conditions giving rise to different types of flow are examined; in particular, the conditions causing stationary waves in the downstream area.

Definition of stationary wave in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day meretricious
Pronunciation: ˌmɛrɪˈtrɪʃəs
adjective
apparently attractive but having no real value...