stationary wave


Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike the lagoon, surfers in the pool do not move along the water with the wave, but instead ride a stationary wave. Corina Vanek, The Arizona Republic, 24 Sep. 2022 Ever more baffling is the fact that the stationary waves are absent in the middle and lower cloud levels of Venus, not appearing until roughly 50 km above the surface (164,000 feet). Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, 15 Sep. 2017 These mysterious stationary waves were modeled in 3D using VIRTIS data as well as radio data from the Venus Radio Science experiment (VeRa) on Venus Express. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, 15 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stationary wave was in 1833

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“Stationary wave.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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