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pressure wave

noun

Definition of PRESSURE WAVE

:  a wave (as a sound wave) in which the propagated disturbance is a variation of pressure in a material medium —called also P-wave

First Known Use of PRESSURE WAVE

1942

pressure wave

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRESSURE WAVE

:  a wave (as a sound wave) in which the propagated disturbance is a variation of pressure in a material medium (as air)

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