Definition of Wave number

1. Noun. The reciprocal of the wavelength of a wave.

Specialized synonyms: Rydberg, Rydberg Constant, Rydberg Unit
Generic synonyms: Frequence, Frequency, Oftenness

Definition of Wave number

1. Noun. (physics) The number of waves per unit length; the reciprocal of wavelength. ¹

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Medical Definition of Wave number

1. The number of waves or cycles of light flux or radiant energy, measured through a distance of 1 cm. (05 Aug 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Wave Number

wave-particle duality
wave analyzer
wave angle
wave away
wave dash
wave dashes
wave down
wave equation
wave field synthesis
wave form
wave front
wave function
wave functions
wave guide
wave mechanics
wave number (current term)
wave off
wave packet
wave packets
wave power
wave shape
wave shoaling
wave ski
wave theory
wave theory of light
wave train
wave vector

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