# wave number meaning

**Noun:****wave number**weyv númbu(r)- The reciprocal of the wavelength of a wave

**Derived forms:**wave numbers**Type of:**frequence, frequency, oftenness**Encyclopedia:**Wave number

[Electronics]

The reciprocal of wavelength. This number denotes the number of waves per unit distance.

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*wave number*that is related to the finite length of the train. - circular
*wave number*vector - bouguer
*wave number* - angular
*wave number* - the normal modal
*wave number*inversion is a potential inversion scheme in inverting the bottom parameters and work well