Definition of Compression wave

1. Noun. (physics) Any wave that is propagated by the compression of a fluid; examples include sound ¹

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Medical Definition of Compression wave

1. Waves where the quantity which oscillates is the density of the medium, that is the medium at a given point alternately compresses and expands. Low-amplitude compression waves in air or water are commonly known as sound waves, shock waves are a high-amplitude form. Synonym: density wave. (13 Jan 1998)

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