Mach wave

noun

Definition of Mach wave

: the envelope of wave fronts propagated from an infinitesimal disturbance in a supersonic-flow field

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History and Etymology for Mach wave

after Ernst Mach †1916 Austrian physicist and philosopher

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“Mach wave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mach%20wave. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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