gravity wave

noun
1.
Astronomy, Physics. gravitational wave.
2.
a wave created by the action of gravity on local variations in the density of a stratified fluid, as the atmosphere, or at an interface between fluids of different density, as a liquid and a gas.

Origin:
1875–80

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gravity wave
 
n
1.  a wave propagated in a gravitational field, predicted to occur as a result of an accelerating mass
2.  a surface wave on water or other liquid propagated because of the weight of liquid in the crests

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Or does it carry on at full strength until the gravity wave has finished.
When a gravity wave comes by it actually shrinks space momentarily and expands it.
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