wave front
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Definitions of wavefront word

  • noun wavefront a surface, real or imaginary, that is the locus of all adjacent points at which the phase of oscillation is the same. 1
  • noun wavefront A surface containing points affected in the same way by a wave at a given time. 1
  • noun wavefront a surface associated with a propagating wave and passing through all points in the wave that have the same phase. It is usually perpendicular to the direction of propagation 0
  • noun wavefront (physics) An imaginary surface passing through points of a medium oscillating in phase. 0

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Origin of wavefront

First appearance:

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

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wavefront 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.
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