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gravitational wave

noun, Astronomy, Physics.
1.
(in general relativity) a propagating wave of gravitational energy produced by accelerating masses, especially during catastrophic events, as the gravitational collapse of massive stars.
Also called gravity wave.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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British Dictionary definitions for gravitational-wave

gravitational wave

noun
1.
(physics) another name for gravity wave
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