Definitions

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  • adj. having some properties or characteristics of a wave; used especially in physics of a particle

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

  • adj. uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves

Etymologies

wave +‎ -like (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • See a coral reef, crafted from yarn, which illustrates a natural geometric marvel known as the wavelike hyperbolic curves found in the Great Barrier and other reefs.

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  • See a coral reef, crafted from yarn, that illustrates a natural geometric marvel known as the wavelike hyperbolic curves found in the Great Barrier and other reefs.

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  • Only the last section, "V2 Schneider," reveals Glass's characteristic underlying surge; the choreography for this section likewise recalls the wavelike energy of Tharp's In the Upper Room and the ensemble sections of Nine Sinatra Songs.

    Chicago Reader

  • The fluid imagery, reminiscent of an Asian river with its flowing curves, carried her eyes to the narrow, wavelike chandeliers made of silvery abalone shells, and the planes of old-style fishing nets draping the ceilings and windows.

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  • These are punctuated by starlike nodes and wavelike striations in low relief that are polished to a high gloss.

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  • Other objects fulfill the "gentleman's library" conceit—an 1877 ivory-and-silver "owl" perfume bottle by London silversmith William Frederick Williams; a silver-mounted Gorham inkstand, circa 1894; and a detailed metalwork model of a Chinese ship resting on a wavelike carved-wood base.

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  • The definition provided by Dictionary. com contains an especially pointed illustration that might serve to define the morass likely to ensue in the days ahead: "a strong, wavelike, forward movement, rush, or sweep: the onward surge of an angry mob."

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  • The blue tiles, occasional tiny splashes, reminded me of the ocean and my body lurched toward Sydney with a wavelike rush.

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  • I wonder, do they mean transverse waves and their "photons" are restricted to lightspeed and longitudinal "wavelike structures" can have superluminal speeds?

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  • At microscopic scales, the wavelike nature of light makes it act in a slightly “squishy” way.

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