wave front

noun

Definition of wave front

: a surface composed at any instant of all the points just reached by a vibrational disturbance in its propagation through a medium

First Known Use of wave front

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wave front was circa 1864

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“Wave front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wave%20front. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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wave front

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: a surface composed at any instant of all the points just reached by a vibrational disturbance in its propagation through a medium

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