Love wave

noun

Definition of Love wave

  1. :  a seismic disturbance consisting of horizontal transverse vibrations of the earth's crust propagated near the surface

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Origin and Etymology of love wave

after A. E. H. Love †1940 English mathematician


First Known Use: 1924


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