To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.
To be moved to and fro as a signal.
To move one way and the other; to brandish.
To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to.
To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft.
An advancing ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid, as of the sea, resulting from the oscillatory motion of the particles composing it when disturbed by any force their position of rest; an undulation.
A vibration propagated from particle to particle through a body or elastic medium, as in the transmission of sound; an assemblage of vibrating molecules in all phases of a vibration, with no phase repeated; a wave of vibration; an undulation. See Undulation.
Unevenness; inequality of surface.
A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc.
The undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel.
Something resembling or likened to a water wave, as in rising unusually high, in being of unusual extent, or in progressive motion; a swelling or excitement, as of feeling or energy; a tide; flood; period of intensity, usual activity, or the like; as, a wave of enthusiasm; waves of applause.
A wave is a moving disturbance that carries energy along with it. Click here to see evidence that waves can carry energy ( movie). Back to Wave Index
A mechanism by which some quantity, such as energy or information, is moved from point A to point B without an individual particle traveling the entire distance between point A and B. Consider a sports stadium. The message "I'm excited" is sent around the stadium by fans doing "the wave" without those individual fans moving from their seats. Check out the Glenbrook Physics Classroom for more information on waves.
Ridge, deformation, or undulation of the water surface.
A regular movement on a surface or within a material when energy travels through it. On the surface of an ocean or body of water, it is usually in the form of a curving swell or ridge.
A moving swell or ridge on the surface of a solid or liquid or within the medium of a gas. Electromagnetic radiation also travels in waves.
1. One of the ridges which alternates with depressions (troughs) on the surface of water and breaks on the shore as surf. 2. More generally applied to ridge and trough oscillation within a fluid (e.g., internal waves in the ocean) and the transmission of light, sound, and electricity through a medium.
Common term for a type of shmup weapon which covers a wide area with one or more solid, often crescent-shaped, beams of some sort. A specific group of enemies which appears at a certain point in a stage. An enemy bullet formation which forms a tight line or â€œfrontâ€ across all or most of the width of the screen, and moves towards the player in a manner similar to the way an ocean wave moves towards shore. Requires precise movement to successfully dodge.
In general, this is any pattern with some identifiable periodicity in time (such as with FM) and/or space (such as with AM). It can be thought of as a disturbance that moves through or over the surface of the medium with speed that is dependent on the properties of the medium.
The propagation of a disturbance.
A physical activity that rises and then falls periodically as it travels through a medium
the transfer of energy in the form of a disturbance.
a disturbance that transfers energy from one point to another without imparting net motion to the medium through which it propagates
An oscilation of something. Specifically in audio refering to either the oscilation air pressure in a sound wave, or the oscilation of voltage in an electrical audio signal. Just like a wave on the ocean where it goes up and down, the voltage of an audio wave goes up and down and our ears eventually interpret that oscilation as sound.
An oscillating motion that moves outward from the source of some disturbance (ripples running away from a pebble tossed in a pond). Waves transmit the energy of the disturbance away from its source.
The oscillation of an energy source in amplitude from one point to another or for a given period of time.
Pattern of Motion Produced by Transfer of Energy Through Medium
disturbance caused by the movement of energy through a substance (water, air, etc).
configuration of matter that transmits energy from one point to another.
one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
a movement like that of an ocean wave; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"
a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
an undulating curve
move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun"
move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
a body of water moving along the surface of the ocean
a conceptual model to understand a way for energy to get from one place to another
a disturbance caused by the motion of energy that travels through matter or space
a disturbance in a medium that can travel from one place to another without actually moving matter with it
a disturbance in a medium which is the result of energy being transferred from one substance to another
a disturbance of a medium which transports energy through the medium without permanently transporting matter
a disturbance that moves through or over the surface of a liquid as of a sea
a disturbance that transmits energy from one point to another
a disturbance that transports energy from one point to another
a disturbance, transports , is initiated by a source, usually (not always) travels through an elastic
a disturbance which moves along a medium from one end to the other
a disturbance which moves through a medium
a function of that which particles move through
a means in which energy can be transported from one place to another
a means of transferring energy between two points
a means of transferring energy from one point to another
a method of energy transfer from oscillator to oscillator
a pattern of movement in some medium in which the pattern moves in a different way than the medium does
a periodic disturbance that carries energy
a periodic disturbance which travels through space
a propagating oscillation
a pulse of energy traveling through a medium by means of vibrations from particle to particle
a transfer of energy, in the form of a disturbance , through some medium , without translocation of the medium
a transfer of energy, in the form of a disturbance, usually through a medium
a traveling disturbance that moves energy from place to place
a way in which energy travels from one place to another
the movement of energy from one place to another without any accompanying matter
A disturbance in a material as a result of energy. There are two main types of waves: longitudinal and transvrerse. Light is a transverse wave, whereas sound is a longitudinal wave.
A moving swell on the surface of a body of water or other liquid
A disturbance traveling through a medium by which energy is transferred from one particle of the medium to another without causing any permanent displacement of the medium itself.
a disturbance that moves through a system.
A signal which propagates through space, much like a water wave moves through water.
A mechanism of energy transfer through a medium. The origin of the wave is vibrating particles, which store and release energy while their mean position remains constant as it is only the wave that travels. Waves can be classified as being either longitudinal waves, e.g., sound, or transverse waves, e.g., light, depending on the direction of their vibrations.
A regular, periodic disturbance in space. In electricity and for EMFs and electromagnetic radiation, the disturbances (the electric and magnetic fields) are at right angles to the direction the wave is traveling. The main characteristics of a wave are the speed it is traveling, its frequency, its wavelength, and its amplitude. The wavelength is equal to the speed of propagation divided by the frequency.
a ridge or swell moving along the surface of a large body of water and generated by the wind or gravity.
The undulation that forms as a disturbance moves along the surface of the water. Waves can be described by their height (the vertical distance between crest and trough), wavelength (the horizontal distance between adjacent crests), and period (the time the wave takes to move past a given point).
travelling disturbance in the surface of the ocean (or other water body) usually caused by wind action
A single oscillation in matter (i.e. a sound wave). Waves move outward from a point of disturbance, propagate through a medium, and grow weaker as they travel farther. Wave motion is associated with mechanical vibration, sound, heat, light, etc.
A system with many parts in periodic, or repetitive, motion. The oscillations in one part cause vibrations in nearby parts.
A disturbance spreading in space, obeying a certain "wave equation." Sound waves, ocean waves and electromagnetic waves are some of the examples; other, more complicated types of waves can spread in plasmas.
A pattern that repeats itself cyclically in time and space. Waves are characterized by the velocity with which they move, their frequency, and their wavelength.
Movement of energy through a fluid medium such as water, causing visible undulation on the surface. (See also DRAG)
A WAVE is any disturbance that transmits energy through matter or space. Some types of waves, such as electromagnetic waves, can also radiate energy. Types of waves include: transverse waves, longitudinal waves, and surface waves. www.studyisland.com
A disturbance which is propagated in a medium in such a manner that at any point in the medium the quantity serving as measure of disturbance is a function of the time, while at any instant the displacement at a point is a function of the position of the point. Any physical quantity that has the same relationship to some independent variable (usually time) that a propagated disturbance has, at a particular instant, with respect to space, may be called a wave.
Hy-Lite's most popular block pattern. The block has wave-like undulations. This pattern is what most people think of when they think of glass block.
In electricity, a periodic variation of an electric current or voltage. In physics, any of the series of advancing impulses set up by a vibration, pulsation, or disturbance in air or some other medium, as in the transmission of heat, light, sound, etc.
A propagating pattern of disturbance. One example is a sound wave, in which a pattern of alternating high and low pressures propagates through air. Another example is an electromagnetic wave, in which a pattern of electric and magnetic fields propagates through empty space. [G97
On a river, a wave is created by wind or an obstruction in the riverbed; the wave does not move, while the water does. In tidal or ocean waters and lakes, a wave is created mostly by wind and tidal influences; the water does not move, while the wave does.
A disturbance that is a function of time, space or both.
A small cyclonic circulation in the early stages of development that moves along a cold front.
transmission of energy through medium. Waves travel in repeating cycles of identical wavelength.
1. Generally, any pattern with some roughly identifiable periodicity in time and/or space. This applies, in meteorology, to atmospheric waves in the horizontal flow pattern (e.g., Rossby wave, long wave, short wave, cyclone wave, barotropic disturbance). See also inertia wave. 2. At the surface of the ocean, a disturbance generated by wind action with dynamics governed by the influence of gravity and/or surface tension. See ocean waves. 3. Popularly used as a synonym for "surge" or "influx," as in tidal wave ( storm surge), heat wave, cold wave.
In Elliott wave theory, a sustained move by a market's price in one direction as determined by the reversal points that initiated and terminated it.
A disturbance that moves from one place to another.
Electric, electromagnetic, acoustic, mechanical or other form whose physical activity rises and falls or advances and retreats periodically as it travels through some medium.
A wave is an energy-carrying disturbance that moves through space. Some examples of waves are waves in water, sound waves, and light waves.
Energy transfer through a medium which may occur by regular vibration or oscillatory motion.
1) A progressive, energy-bearing disturbance propagated from point to point in a medium. A physical activity (like ripples in a pond) that rises or falls periodically as it travels through a medium--e.g., sound, light, heat, radio and TV signals, etc. 2) Electrical or electromagnetic radiation through a medium, or through a vacuum.
A disturbance or variation that transfers energy progressively from point to point in a medium and that may take the form of an elastic deformation of matter or of a variation of pressure, electric or magnetic intensity, electric potential, or temperature.
In general, any pattern with some roughly identifiable periodicity in time and/or space. It is also considered as a disturbance that moves through or over the surface of the medium with speed dependent on the properties of the medium. In meteorology, this applies to atmospheric waves, such as long waves and short waves. In oceanography, this applies to waves generated by mechanical means, such as currents, turbidity, and the wind.
A regular pattern of motion that involves some kind of disturbance in a medium.
A wave is a disturbance that propagates through space or spacetime, often transferring energy. While a mechanical wave exists in a medium (which on deformation is capable of producing elastic restoring forces), waves of electromagnetic radiation (and probably gravitational radiation) can travel through vacuum, that is, without a medium. Waves travel and transfer energy from one point to another, often with little or no permanent displacement of the particles of the medium (i.e. little or no associated mass transport); instead there are oscillations around almost fixed positions.