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Definition of the noun sound wave

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  1. (acoustics) a wave that transmits sound

Alternative definition of the noun sound wave


  1. [physics] the longitudinal wave of pressure that is transmitted through any plastic material; audible sound.


"Sound Wave" is Taiwanese Mandopop artist Stanley Huang's first compilation album. It was released between Your Side and Stan Up. This album has including four new songs and 16 previously released tracks. It was issued on 23 November 2003.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Technical Education

The obstacle, which can be a density change in the medium or a physical object, distorts the sound wave in various ways. (lt is interesting to note that sound and light have many propagation characteristics in common: The phenomena of ...

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Physics

by Blackie

The study of sound is called sonics, and the study of sound waves is called acoustics. Telephones and speakers produce the pressure changes needed to generate sound wave by modulating a vibrating membrane. A sound wave traveling ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Modern Everyday Inventions (2003)

by David John Cole, Eve Browning, Fred E. H. Schroeder

Phonographs and High Fidelity Phonographs are devices for recording and playing back sounds by converting sound wave vibrations to and from variable grooves in a disc. Essentially this is a mechanical process, differing from magnetic ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Construction, Surveying, and Civil Engineering (2012)

by Christopher Gorse, David Johnston, Martin Pritchard

a sound wave in air.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

A sound wave generated by the sounding of a musical note, or tone, is possessed of four basic attributes: pitch, amplitude, timbre, and duration. Pitch is shown in the groove by the periodic repetition of cyclic patterns: the number of cycles (or ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors - 3 Volume Set (2000)

by Informa Healthcare

Sound Wave Fates Though other phenomena may occasionally be of interest, three sound wave fates are almost always of interest. A sound pressure wave may 1 . radiate in all directions from an emitter; 2 be reflected from a surface; or 3. be ...

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