wavelet

noun
wave·let | \ˈwāv-lət \

Definition of wavelet 

: a little wave : ripple

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Fortunately for human observers, the crabs are often on the move, ranging freely from the vanishing wavelets of the wrack line to the toe of the secondary dunes hundreds of feet away. New York Times, "Ghost on the Beach," 28 June 2018 Close to the strike, this wavelet can cause erratic behavior in electronic devices by changing or enhancing the electric field. Matthew Cappucci, Washington Post, "Here’s how lightning can knock out your power before it even strikes," 13 June 2018 The waters are calm and clear and nothing quite beats watching airplanes take off directly overhead as the island's only runway ends where wavelets begin. David Jefferys, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Perfect (Long) Weekend in St. Barts," 16 Apr. 2018 Designed for both shade and air flow, the ribbon features 10 parallel fins or wavelets, undulating and curvaceous, sculpted from glass, architectural fabric and PTFE synthetic resin. Alastair Gordon, miamiherald, "It’s hard to love a mall. Brickell City Centre may be the exception.," 12 May 2017 The Wagyu steak, sliced and on a sizzling platter, doubles up on buttery: the lush A5-grade beef is topped with a wavelet of sea urchin butter spiked with the restaurant’s own togarashi spice blend. Steve Reddicliffe, New York Times, "Roister in Chicago: A High-End Spinoff Goes Casual and Fun," 12 May 2017 Other works bring a new painterly liberty to her signature realist imagery, commonly done in pencil or woodcut, of choppy seas in which every wavelet can seem to have sat for its portrait. The New Yorker, "Vija Celmins," 31 Mar. 2017

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circa 1810, in the meaning defined above

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wavelet

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wavelet

: a small wave

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