downgoing

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down +‎ going

Adjective[edit]

downgoing (not comparable)

  1. (sciences, especially of a wave) Tending downward
    • 1997, Research Required to Support Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty[1], ISBN 0309058260, page 27:
      First, explosions in the water are efficient generators of seismic waves, because hydroacoustic energy efficiently generates downgoing seismic waves below the water.

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Noun[edit]

downgoing (plural downgoings)

  1. (rare, poetic) A descent
    • 1854, John Stanyan Bigg, Night and the Soul: A Dramatic Poem[2], page 121:
      Art thou not weary, Time, of thy long tramp, / Thy long downgoings from the thrones of bliss ?

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