Love wave

noun

Definition of Love wave

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

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First Known Use of Love wave

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Love wave

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

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“Love wave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Love%20wave. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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