Transverse Wave

A wave in which the vibrations of the medium are perpendicular to the direction the wave is moving.

See also: Cylindrical Wave, Longitudinal Wave, Plane Wave, Rayleigh Waves, Shear Wave, Spherical Wave, Wave.

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