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Definition of Standing wave

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wave that is motionless
Standing wave Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Telecommunication Standard Terms
In a transmission line, a wave in which the distribution of current, voltage, or field strength is formed by the superposition of two waves propagating in opposite directions, and which wave is characterized by a series of nodes (maxima) and anti-nodes (minima) at fixed points along the transmission line. Note: A standing wave may be formed when a wave is transmitted into one end of a transmission line and is reflected from the other end by an impedance mismatch, i.e. , discontinuity, such as an open or a short. Synonym stationary wave.
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
A wave in which there is no movement of the nodes with respect to a fixed reference point. In a standing wave in a fluid, parcel motion may flow through the wave without movement of the wave structure itself. Atmospheric planetary waves are generally standing waves because the orography forcing the wave is stationary.
Standing wave Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Integrated Circuit Terminology
two superimposed waves of the same frequency traveling in opposite directions. 
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Standing wave Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
In physics, a standing wave – also known as a stationary wave – is a wave that remains in a constant position.

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Standing wave Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
A stationary waveform, created by multiple reflections between opposite room surfaces. At certain points along the standing wave, the direct and reflected waves cancel, and at other points the waves add together or reinforce each other. In a room prone to standing waves, this resonance causes drastic changes in the perceived loudness of sounds at certain frequencies based on where you may be listening.
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Standing wave Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a wave (as a sound wave in a chamber or an electromagnetic wave in a transmission line) in which the ratio of its instantaneous amplitude at one point to that at any other point does not vary with time
(synonym) stationary wave
(hypernym) wave, undulation