Definition - waves

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waves
  1. (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
  2. one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
  3. something that rises rapidly; "a wave of emotion swept over him"; "there was a sudden wave of buying before the market closed"; "a wave of conservatism in the country led by the hard right"
  4. a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch
  5. a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures); "a heat wave"
  6. an undulating curve
  7. set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"
  8. signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably"
  9. twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
  10. a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon; "a wa

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