surface acoustic wave(redirected from Surface-acoustic-wave)
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surface acoustic wave[′sər·fəs ə′kü·stik ′wāv]
A sound wave that propagates along and is bound to the surface of a solid; ordinarily it contains both compressional and shear components. Abbreviated SAW.
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