compressional wave


compressional wave

noun

Definition of COMPRESSIONAL WAVE

:  a longitudinal wave (as a sound wave) propagated by the elastic compression of the medium —called also compression wave

First Known Use of COMPRESSIONAL WAVE

1875

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