standing wave, stationary wavenoun
a wave (as a sound wave in a chamber or an electromagnetic wave in a transmission line) in which the ratio of its instantaneous amplitude at one point to that at any other point does not vary with time
standing wave, stationary wave
stationary wave, fixed wave
standing wavenounA wave form which occurs in a limited, fixed medium in such a way that the reflected wave coincides with the produced wave. A common example is the vibration of the strings on a musical stringed instrument.
fixed wave, stationary wave