wave train


: a succession of similar waves at equal intervals

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Just an impressive Pacific Rossby wave train seen in the upcoming 15-day aggregate with Greenland Blocking. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, 24 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wave train was in 1897

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

Medical Definition

wave train

: a succession of similar waves at equal intervals

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