Medical Definition of Longitudinal wave
Waves where the variation of the field is partially or totally in the direction of propagation (parallel to wavennumber, k [a vector]).
Examples include sound waves and Langmuir waves. Contrasted with transverse waves, where the variation is perpendicular to the direction of propagation, such as light waves.
(13 Nov 1997)
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