compound wave

compound wave

[′käm‚pau̇nd ′wāv]
(fluid mechanics)
A plane wave of finite amplitude in which neither the sum of the velocity potential and the component of velocity in the direction of wave motion, nor the difference of these two quantities, is constant.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Frequency-modulated (FM) radio and many telecommunications networks send and receive information in a very compact manner, by adding together more than one signal and sending them as a compound wave. When the compound wave reaches its target, it is split back into separate signals.