Definitions for P-wave

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  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. Fernandez Jones:

    All it takes is one bad wave.

  2. James McRitchie:

    It's the beginning of a huge wave.

  3. Homer:

    A small rock holds back a great wave.

  4. Paul Dergarabedian:

    It was able to catch an awards season wave.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Life is a wave of love in the ocean of time.

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