sine wave

noun
Updated on: 25 Mar 2018

Definition of sine wave

: a waveform that represents periodic oscillations in which the amplitude of displacement at each point is proportional to the sine of the phase angle of the displacement and that is visualized as a sine curve : sine curve; also : a wave so represented

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1893


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