Definition of wave number in English:

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wave number


The number of waves in a unit distance.
Example sentences
  • Because of the nature of the integrand, v may represent any spectral variable (frequency, wavelength, wave number or energy).
  • The integration variable in Eq. 1 may be any spectral variable, wavelength, wave number, energy or frequency.
  • The spectra were first converted from wavelength to wave number and then fitted with a superposition of Gaussians.

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Syllabification: wave num·ber

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