Definition of Standing wave

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Stationary Wave
Generic synonyms: Undulation, Wave



Definition of Standing wave

1. Noun. 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. ¹

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Literary usage of Standing wave

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"It is known that, in cases such as this, there occurs an abrupt rise of the free surface of the stream, or a standing wave is formed, the conditions of ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1908)
"The standing wave is produced by the superposition of a wave and its ... Since the production' of an oscillation or standing wave presupposes a slow decay ..."

3. General Physics and Its Application to Industry and Everyday Life by Ervin Sidney Ferry (1921)
"An oscillatory motion such that every portion of the medium affected goes through its equilibrium condition at the same instant is called a standing wave, ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1847)
"The standing wave of Mr. Airy is the oscillation which would result from the ... With respect to the standing wave of Mr. Russell, it cannot be supposed ..."

5. General Physics and Its Application to Industry and Everyday Life by Ervin Sidney Ferry (1921)
"standing wave or Stationary Undulation. — Consider a long uniform rubber tube AB which lies in a straight line on a frictionless horizontal plane. ..."

6. General Physics and Its Application to Industry and Everyday Life by Ervin Sidney Ferry (1921)
"standing wave or Stationary Undulation.—Consider a long uniform rubber tube AB which lies in a straight line on a frictionless horizontal plane. ..."

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