Definitions for undulationˌʌn dʒəˈleɪ ʃən, ˌʌn dyə-, -də-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•du•la•tionˌʌn dʒəˈleɪ ʃən, ˌʌn dyə-, -də-(n.)

  1. the act of undulating; a wavelike motion.

  2. a wavy form or outline.

  3. a wavelike bend or curve.

  4. Physics. a wave. the motion of waves.

    Category: Physics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wave, undulation(noun)

    an undulating curve

  2. undulation(noun)

    wavelike motion; a gentle rising and falling in the manner of waves

  3. wave, undulation(noun)

    (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth


  1. undulation(Noun)

    an instance or act of undulating

  2. undulation(Noun)

    a wavy appearance or outline; waviness

  3. undulation(Noun)

    a tremulous tone produced by a peculiar pressure of the finger on a string

  4. undulation(Noun)

    a wavelike curve; a smooth and regular rise and fall

  5. undulation(Noun)

    a wavelike motion of the air; electromagnetic radiation

  6. Origin: From Latin undulatio

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undulation(noun)

    the act of undulating; a waving motion or vibration; as, the undulations of a fluid, of water, or of air; the undulations of sound

  2. Undulation(noun)

    a wavy appearance or outline; waviness

  3. Undulation(noun)

    the tremulous tone produced by a peculiar pressure of the finger on a string, as of a violin

  4. Undulation(noun)

    the pulsation caused by the vibrating together of two tones not quite in unison; -- called also beat

  5. Undulation(noun)

    a motion to and fro, up and down, or from side to side, in any fluid or elastic medium, propagated continuously among its particles, but with no translation of the particles themselves in the direction of the propagation of the wave; a wave motion; a vibration


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