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  1. standing wave, stationary wavenoun

    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

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  1. standing wavenoun

    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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  1. Standing wave

    In physics, a standing wave – also known as a stationary wave – is a wave that remains in a constant position. This phenomenon can occur because the medium is moving in the opposite direction to the wave, or it can arise in a stationary medium as a result of interference between two waves traveling in opposite directions. In the second case, for waves of equal amplitude traveling in opposing directions, there is on average no net propagation of energy. In a resonator, standing waves occur during the phenomenon known as resonance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of standing wave in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of standing wave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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