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wave

noun [C] (LARGE NUMBER)    /weɪv/
C2 a larger than usual number of events of a similar, often bad, type, happening within the same period: a crime wave The country was swept by a wave of strikes.Order and sequenceSimultaneous and consecutive a new, second, etc. wave of sth an activity that is happening again or is being repeated after a pause: A new wave of job losses is expected this year.Repeating an action
(Definition of wave noun (LARGE NUMBER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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