Definitions for stationary wave

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sta′tionary wave′(n.)

  1. Category: Physics

    Ref: standing wave.

Origin of stationary wave:

1895–1900

Princeton's WordNet

  1. standing wave, stationary wave(noun)

    a wave (as a sound wave in a chamber or an electromagnetic wave in a transmission line) in which the ratio of its instantaneous amplitude at one point to that at any other point does not vary with time

Wiktionary

  1. stationary wave(Noun)

    A wave form which occurs in a limited, fixed medium in such a way that the reflected wave coincides with the produced wave. A common example is the vibration of the strings on a musical stringed instrument.

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