cymatics

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Coined by Hans Jenny from Ancient Greek κῦμα (kûma, wave) +‎ -ics.

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cymatics (uncountable)

  1. (physics) the study of visible effects of sound and vibration.
    • 1966, Photographic Applications in Science and Technology I–II, page 83
      A 25-minute color film and 50 black-and-white single frames were drawn from Dr. Hans Jenny’s experiments with cymatics — the structure and dynamics of waves and vibrations.

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