sawtooth wave

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Sine, square, triangle, and sawtooth waveforms

Etymology[edit]

From sawtooth +‎ wave, named for its resemblance to the jagged teeth of a saw when graphed.

Noun[edit]

sawtooth wave (plural sawtooth waves)

  1. (mathematics, engineering) A function or waveform that repeatedly ramps upwards (usually linearly) and then sharply drops.

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