Meaning of “transverse wave” in the English Dictionary

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"transverse wave" in British English

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transverse wavenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtrænzˈvɜːs ˌweɪv/ us /ˈtrænsˈvɜːrs ˌweɪv/ specialized

a wave moving through a substance in which the particles are vibrating (= moving quickly backwards and forwards) at a 90 degree angle 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 wave travels through moves at an angle of 90° to the wave itself

(Definition of “transverse wave” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)