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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

del′ta wave`(n.)

  1. any of the slow brain waves constituting delta rhythm.

    Category: Physiology

Origin of delta wave:

1935–40

Princeton's WordNet

  1. delta rhythm, delta wave(noun)

    the normal brainwave in the encephalogram of a person in deep dreamless sleep; occurs with high voltage and low frequency (1 to 4 hertz)

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  1. Delta wave

    A delta wave is a high amplitude brain wave with a frequency of oscillation between 0–4 hertz. Delta waves, like other brain waves, are recorded with an electroencephalogram and are usually associated with the deepest stages of sleep, also known as slow-wave sleep, and aid in characterizing the depth of sleep.

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