a wave in a medium in which each point on the axis of the wave has an associated constant amplitude ranging from zero at the nodes to a maximum at the antinodes.
(physics) the periodic disturbance in a medium resulting from the combination of two waves of equal frequency and intensity travelling in opposite directions. There are generally two kinds of displacement, and the maximum value of the amplitude of one of these occurs at the same points as the minimum value of the amplitude of the other. Thus in the case of electromagnetic radiation the amplitude of the oscillations of the electric field has its greatest value at the points at which the magnetic oscillation is zero, and vice versa Also called stationary wave Compare node, antinode
A wave that oscillates in place, without transmitting energy along its extent. Standing waves tend to have stable points, called nodes, where there is no oscillation. Examples of standing waves include the vibration of a violin string and electron orbitals in an atom. Also called stationary wave. See also harmonic oscillator.
noun, Archaic. 1. a stand for ink, pens, and other writing materials. noun 1. Burt L. pseudonym of Gilbert Patten. 2. Myles or Miles [mahylz] /maɪlz/ (Show IPA), c1584–1656, American settler, born in England: military leader in Plymouth Colony. noun 1. a stand, usually of metal, for pens, ink bottles, etc noun 1. Myles (or […]
noun 1. a standing off or apart; aloofness. 2. a tie or draw, as in a game. 3. something that counterbalances. 4. a prop for holding the top of a ladder away from the vertical surface against which it is leaning. 5. Electricity. an insulator that supports a conductor above a surface. adjective 6. standing […]
verb (used without object), stood, standing. 1. (of a person) to be in an upright position on the feet. 2. to rise to one’s feet (often followed by up). 3. to have a specified height when in this position: a basketball player who stands six feet seven inches. 4. to stop or remain motionless or […]
- Stand-off half
noun (rugby) 1. a player who acts as a link between his scrum half and three-quarter backs 2. this position in a team