Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small wave; a ripple.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small wave; a ripple.
  • n. A fast-decaying oscillation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A little wave; a ripple.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small wave; a ripple.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small wave on the surface of a liquid

Etymologies

Calqued on French ondelette, from onde (wave) + -ette (-let) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It uses a new and powerful method of filtering noise that is a generation above the popular "wavelet" - based algorithms that other noise reduction products currently use.

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  • The wavelet is the entity to which Concurrency Control/Operational Transformations apply.

    PlanetJava

  • "wavelet" - based algorithms that other noise reduction products currently use.

    2BakSa.Net

  • This should be compared to other high-compression techniques such as wavelet compression, not things like JPG.

    reddit.com: what's new online!

  • As you type in a word bubble - or "wavelet" (double groan) - on your screen, your friend can see your words unfurl on their screen.

    LJWorld.com stories: News

  • It also converts the in-frame compression from DCT to wavelet which is better for multi-generation filtering or resizing.

    VideoHelp.com Forum

  • He uses a more obscure method, known as the wavelet transform, which represents the sound in terms of components known as wavelets: short, discrete waves that are better at capturing cetacean song. "

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • Therefore, I’d very much like to see the panel include at least one academic researcher, and better, two, specializing in statistical methods and principles such as wavelet analysis, SVD and principle components, and multivariate statistical analysis, and having no association at all with climate science.

    UCAR and the NAS Panel « Climate Audit

  • RealJimVendeHei/Allen ...and there was this from Ben Smith yesterday: "Just beneath the wide assumption that Marco Rubio would be offered the Republican vice presidential nomination has always been a wavelet of chatter from Florida Republicans that he had feet of clay."

    HUFFPOST HILL - Rick Perry Booster Not Feeling It This Season

  • Posted October 11, 2006 5: 27 AM wavelet writes: drive a car without a seatbelt ride a motorcycle without a helmet take any mind altering drug that i choose drink alcohol in a bar after 0200 drink alcohol in a public place slap George W. Bush in the face ... hard!

    What Do You Want to Be Free to Choose?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

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