from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A large-amplitude compression wave, as that produced by an explosion or by supersonic motion of a body in a medium.
- noun A severe disruption, disturbance, or reaction.
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- noun physics A powerful
compressionwave produced by the movement of a body through a fluid or gas at a velocitygreater than the local speed of sound.
- noun Any
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- noun a region of high pressure travelling through a gas at a high velocity
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