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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
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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)
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