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Wiktionary

  1. P-wave(Noun)

    A longitudinal compressional wave produced by an earthquake.

  2. Origin: From primary + wave.

Freebase

  1. P-wave

    P-waves are a type of elastic wave, called seismic waves in seismology, that can travel through a continuum. The continuum is made up of gases, liquids, or solids, including the Earth. P-waves could be produced by earthquakes and recorded by seismographs. The name P-wave is often said to stand either for primary wave, as it has the highest velocity and is therefore the first to be recorded; or pressure wave, as it is formed from alternating compressions and rarefactions. In isotropic and homogeneous solids, the mode of propagation of a P-wave is always longitudinal; thus, the particles in the solid have vibrations along or parallel to the travel direction of the wave energy.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of P-wave in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of P-wave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Massoud Mirkazemi:

    Whoever can start this wave will get votes. Ahmadinejad has started, and can start this wave.

  2. Child Age 9:

    I've learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The giant wave of the science has no mercy; when this colossal wave comes, it will sweep away anything untrue!

  4. Massoud Mirkazemi:

    In the presidency it's the individual that is important. Political groups are not important. In reality, an individual can start a wave, whoever can start this wave will get votes. Ahmadinejad has started, and can start this wave.

  5. Randall Terry:

    I want you to just let a wave of intolerance wash over you. I want you to let a wave of hatred wash over you. Yes, hate is good ... if a Christian voted for Clinton, he sinned against God. It's that simple. Our goal is a Christian nation. We have a biblical duty, we are called by God to conquer this country...

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