pressure wave

noun
Updated on: 9 Jan 2018

Definition of pressure wave

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

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First Known Use of pressure wave

1942


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pressure wave

noun

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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