wave front

wave front
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weyv fruhnt]
    • /weɪv frʌnt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weyv fruhnt]
    • /weɪv frʌnt/

Definitions of wave front words

  • noun wave front a surface, real or imaginary, that is the locus of all adjacent points at which the phase of oscillation is the same. 1
  • noun wave front a surface, at right angles to a propagated disturbance, that passes at any given moment through those parts of the wave motion that are in the same phase and are moving in the same direction 0

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Origin of wave front

First appearance:

before 1865
One of the 28% newest English words
First recorded in 1865-70

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Parts of speech for Wave front


wave front popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 36% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

wave front usage trend in Literature

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