sine wave

noun
a wave whose waveform resembles a sine curve
Hypernyms: ↑wave, ↑undulation

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noun
: a fundamental form of wave (as in one of the sound waves giving rise to a pure tone or in a wave of alternating current) that represents periodic oscillations in which the amplitude of displacement at each point is proportional to the sine of the phase angle of the displacement and that is visualized as a sine curve

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Physics.
a periodic oscillation, as simple harmonic motion, having the same geometric representation as a sine function.
[1890-95]

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sine wave noun
Any oscillation whose graphical representation is a sine curve
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Main Entry:sine

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sine wave,
a simple wave, such as an electromagnetic or sound wave, that can be graphically represented as a sine curve.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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