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sine wave

noun, Physics.
a periodic oscillation, as simple harmonic motion, having the same geometric representation as a sine function.
Origin of sine wave
1890-95 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sine wave
  • Across the canyon, a sine wave snakes across a boulder.
  • They then fit a smooth sine wave to the data points, to get the solid wavy line.
  • The offset sine wave drive signal was used for this calculation.
  • The top sine wave is the test frequency, and the bottom sine wave represents a signal from the reference.
British Dictionary definitions for sine wave

sine wave

any oscillation, such as a sound wave or alternating current, whose waveform is that of a sine curve
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sine wave in Technology

A waveform of a single constant frequency and amplitude that continues for all time.
Compare wavelet.

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