from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Motion in curves alternately concave and convex like that of the waves of the sea; undulatory motion. See wave, 3.


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  • The XJ120, introduced in 1948, brilliantly emulated the graceful wave-motion of the leaping Panthera onca in the forests of the Amazon.


  • In a regular wave-motion the bats dodge round street lamps planted with regular lights.

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  • At depths of a hundred feet or over, wave-motion is rarely or never felt: but the rocking of that bathyscaphe was unmistakable, though very gentle indeed.

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  • Light has been proved to be due to the undulatory wave-motions of the Aether, and in order to account for the transmission of the wave-motion, it is essential that the Aether should possess the property of elasticity.

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  • A good illustration of the transmission of wave-motion may be shown with a number of ivory bagatelle or billiard balls.

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  • A most important factor in determining the propagation of any wave-motion, through a gas or solid, is the relationship of the elasticity of the gas or solid to its density.

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  • Light and Heat have been proved to be due to the periodic wave-motion of this universal

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  • Suffice to say, that the velocity of any wave-motion is determined by the relation of the elasticity to the density.

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  • For example, sound, which is a wave-motion of the air, can not only be transmitted through gaseous bodies as air, but also through liquids and solids.

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