Love wave


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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Love wave was in 1924

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“Love wave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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