Wavefront

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wavefront (ˈweɪvˌfrʌnt)
 
n
physics a surface associated with a propagating wave and passing through all points in the wave that have the same phase. It is usually perpendicular to the direction of propagation

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wavefront

noun
(physics) an imaginary surface joining all points in space that are reached at the same instant by a wave propagating through a medium [syn: wave front
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