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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wave front

noun

Medical 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

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