advance wave

advance wave

[əd′vans ‚wāv]
(mining engineering)
The air-pressure wave preceding the flame in a coal dust explosion.
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An advance wave of 54 writers, reporters and tour operators arrived several days before the conference and experienced southwestern and northwestern Arkansas via what the industry calls "familiarization tours.
By working with OPT and Australian industry on this project, we will advance wave energy in Australia and globally.
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Furthermore, we are optimistic about our opportunities to advance WAVE technology into higher value markets such as molecular diagnostics and theranostic applications in oncology," stated D'Silva.