nonsinusoidal waveform

nonsinusoidal waveform

[¦nän‚sī·nə′sȯid·əl ′wāv‚fȯrm]
(electricity)
The representation of a wave which does not vary in a sinusoidal manner, and which therefore contains harmonics.
References in periodicals archive ?
Czarnecki, "Scattered and reactive current, voltage, and power in circuits with nonsinusoidal waveforms and their compensation," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol.
Part 21: Static meters for active energy and indicative of the kinds of commonly occurring nonsinusoidal waveforms that must be accurately measured.