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transverse wavenoun [C]

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a ​wavemoving through a ​substance in which the particles are vibrating (= ​movingquicklybackwards and ​forwards) at a 90 ​degreeangle to the ​direction of the ​wave
(Definition of transverse wave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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transverse wavenoun [C]

 /ˈtræns·vɜrs ˈweɪv, ˈtrænz-/
physics a ​wave in which the ​substance the ​wavetravels through moves at an ​angle of 90° to the ​wave itself
(Definition of transverse wave from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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