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wavefront

Line breaks: wave|front
Pronunciation: /ˈweɪvfrʌnt
 
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Definition of wavefront in English:

noun

Physics
A surface containing points affected in the same way by a wave at a given time.
Example sentences
  • Aspheric surfaces tend to create wavefronts that beat against one another, the changes in one negating the effects of another.
  • Reducing the phase aberrations introduced when the wavefront travels through atmosphere to a telescope sharpens the resultant image.
  • Reading the data requires reproduction of both the wavefront and polarization.

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