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  1. gravity wave, gravitation wavenoun

    (physics) a wave that is hypothesized to propagate gravity and to travel at the speed of light

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  1. Gravity wave

    In fluid dynamics, gravity waves are waves generated in a fluid medium or at the interface between two media which has the restoring force of gravity or buoyancy. When a fluid element is displaced on an interface or internally to a region with a different density, gravity tries to restore it toward equilibrium resulting in an oscillation about the equilibrium state or wave orbit. Gravity waves on an air–sea interface are called surface gravity waves or surface waves while internal gravity waves are called internal waves. Wind-generated waves on the water surface are examples of gravity waves, and tsunamis and ocean tides are others. Wind-generated gravity waves on the free surface of the Earth's ponds, lakes, seas and oceans have a period of between 0.3 and 30 seconds. Shorter waves are also affected by surface tension and are called gravity–capillary waves and capillary waves. Alternatively, so-called infragravity waves, which are due to subharmonic nonlinear wave interaction with the wind waves, have periods longer than the accompanying wind-generated waves.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gravity wave in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gravity wave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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