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.
A flanged tolerance ring with an advance wave configuration that is fitted between the tubes and retained by the outer tube while the inner tube slips axially inside the ring.
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The advance wave hit Cape Town in mid-February when more than 400 newsmen and women from everywhere attended a remarkable International Press Institute conference.
But according to ABI Research senior analyst Douglas McEuen, these popular products are only the high-profile advance wave of what will be a rising tide of new and innovative uses for the tiny motion sensors.