Definition of longitudinal wave in English:

longitudinal wave


  • A wave vibrating in the direction of propagation.

    ‘Since the motion of the medium at any point is a small vibration back and forth in the direction in which the wave is proceeding, sound is termed a longitudinal wave.’
    • ‘Doppler was incorrect regarding light being a longitudinal wave.’


longitudinal wave

/ˌlänjəˌto͞odənl ˈwāv/ /ˌlɑndʒəˌtudənl ˈweɪv/ /ˌlônjəˌto͞odənl ˈwāv/ /ˌlɔndʒəˌtudənl ˈweɪv/