antinode

antinode

[an-ti-nohd]
noun Physics.
the region of maximum amplitude between two adjacent nodes in a standing wave.

Origin:
1880–85; anti- + node

antinodal, adjective
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antinode (ˈæntɪˌnəʊd)
 
n
physics See also standing wave Compare node a point at which the amplitude of one of the two kinds of displacement in a standing wave has maximum value. Generally the other kind of displacement has its minimum value at this point
 
anti'nodal
 
adj

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antinode
1882, from anti- + node.
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antinode   (ān'tĭ-nōd')  Pronunciation Key 
In a standing wave, the region or point of maximum amplitude between two adjacent nodes. Compare node.
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