Definition of longitudinal wave in English:

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longitudinal wave

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noun

Physics
A wave vibrating in the direction of propagation.
Example sentences
  • Since the motion of the medium at any point is a small vibration back and forth in the direction in which the wave is proceeding, sound is termed a longitudinal wave.
  • Doppler was incorrect regarding light being a longitudinal wave.

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Syllabification: lon·gi·tu·di·nal wave

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