electro-magnetic wave

electromagnetic wave

noun Physics.
a wave produced by the acceleration of an electric charge and propagated by the periodic variation of intensities of, usually, perpendicular electric and magnetic fields.
Also called electric wave.


Origin:
1905–10

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electromagnetic wave
 
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See also electromagnetic radiation a wave of energy propagated in an electromagnetic field

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electromagnetic wave  
A wave of energy consisting of electric and magnetic fields, oscillating at right angles to each other. See more at electromagnetic radiation.
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