lightwave

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light +‎ wave

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lightwave (plural lightwaves)

  1. A wave of light.
    • 2007 February 6, Natalie Angier, “How Do We See Red? Count the Ways”, in New York Times[1]:
      Cones manage their magic in computational teams of three types, each tuned to a slightly different slice of the electromagnetic spectrum, the sweeping sum of lightwaves that streams from the sun.

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