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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
1875-1880
1875-80
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for gravity wave

gravity wave

noun (physics)
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
Symbol gravitational wave
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