from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A seismic wave that travels through the earth rather than across its surface. Body waves usually have smaller amplitudes and shorter wavelengths than surface waves and travel at higher speeds.
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- noun geology A
seismicwave that travels through the earth's interior rather than over the surface. P-wavesand S-wavesare examples of body waves.
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