a wave in which the direction of displacement is the same as the direction of propagation, as a sound wave.
a wave that is propagated in the same direction as the displacement of the transmitting medium Compare transverse wave
A wave that oscillates back and forth on an axis that is the same as the axis along which the wave propagates. Sound waves are longitudinal waves, since the air molecules are displaced forward and backward on the same axis along which the sound travels. Compare transverse wave. See more at wave.
noun, Chiefly Bridge. 1. a card remaining in a hand after all the opponents’ cards in that particular suit have been drawn.
[lawng-boh-muh n, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌboʊ mən, ˈlɒŋ-/ noun, plural longbowmen. 1. an archer who uses a .
[lawng-boh, long-] /ˈlɔŋˌboʊ, ˈlɒŋ-/ noun 1. a large drawn by hand, as that used by English archers from the 12th to the 16th centuries. Idioms 2. draw the longbow, to exaggerate in telling stories; overstate something: He’s sure to draw the longbow on the size of his catch of fish. /ˈlɒŋˌbəʊ/ noun 1. a large […]
noun, Track and Field. 1. a participant in the long jump.