traveling wave

noun

: a wave in which the particles of the medium move progressively in the direction of the wave propagation with such a gradation of speeds that the faster overtake the slower and are themselves in turn overtaken compare standing wave

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“Traveling wave.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traveling%20wave. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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