waveform

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wave +‎ form

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waveform (plural waveforms)

  1. (mathematics) The shape of a wave function represented by a graph showing some dependent variable as function of an independent variable.
  2. (physics, engineering) The shape of a physical wave, such as sound, electric current or electromagnetic radiation, or its representation obtained by plotting a charecteristic of the phenomenon (such as voltage) versus another variable, often time.

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