capillary wave

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EtymologyEdit

So named because the wave propagation is due to similar physical principles to those involved in capillary action.

NounEdit

capillary wave (plural capillary waves)

  1. A wave at a fluid boundary dominated by surface tension (opposed to larger waves dominated by gravity), a ripple.
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