damped wave


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damped wave

[¦dampt ‚wāv]
(physics)
A wave whose amplitude drops exponentially with distance because of energy losses which are proportional to the square of the amplitude.
A wave in which the amplitudes of successive cycles progressively diminish at the source.
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