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Solitary wave   /sˈɑlətˌɛri weɪv/   Listen
Solitary wave

noun
1.
(physics) a quantum of energy or quasiparticle that can be propagated as a traveling wave in nonlinear systems and is neither preceded nor followed by another such disturbance; does not obey the superposition principle and does not dissipate.  Synonyms: soliton, soliton wave.






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