wavelet

noun

wave·​let ˈwāv-lət How to pronounce wavelet (audio)
: a little wave : ripple

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The wave turned out to be more of a wavelet, with a Senate still so evenly split that control may not be decided until a Dec. 6 run-off in Georgia between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker. Susan Page, USA TODAY, 10 Nov. 2022 Alabama’s current wavelet has been going on for about a month. Ramsey Archibald | Rarchibald@al.com, al, 4 June 2022 All of that has boosted Democratic hopes that November will bring something more akin to a red wavelet than a tsunami. Mark Z. Barabak, Los Angeles Times, 2 Oct. 2022 Cases climbed here for the seventh consecutive week, and the state saw the first major jump in hospitalizations since the start of the current wavelet. Ramsey Archibald | Rarchibald@al.com, al, 4 June 2022 Meyer would go on to win the Abel prize for his work on wavelet theory. Quanta Magazine, 13 Oct. 2021 The Daubechies wavelet propelled the field into the digital age. New York Times, 14 Sep. 2021 The coming storm of virus wavelets While Germany was on lockdown last month, each person there with the coronavirus was infecting fewer than one other person on average. David Leonhardt, New York Times, 12 May 2020 Her wavelets have helped geologists analyze seismograms and neuroscientists read MRI images of brain activity. Elizabeth Winkler, WSJ, 24 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wavelet was circa 1810

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“Wavelet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wavelet. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

wavelet

noun

wave·​let ˈwāv-lət How to pronounce wavelet (audio)
: a little wave : ripple

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