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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The outline of a wave; specifically, in physics, the path of a wave of light, sound, etc., or the graphic representation of such a path.
  • n. Nautical, the general outline of the surface of sea-waves: specifically used attributively to note a method of ship-building devised by J. Scott Russell, in which the lines of the hull of a vessel are adapted scientifically to the lines of the waves, and are nearly or quite cycloidal.
  • n. One of the series of lines or furrows produced by the sea-waves upon a sandy beach.

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