waveform

Definitions

General Science

Electronics

  • The shape, or a graphical representation of such a shape, of a wave. A waveform follows the instantaneous values of the amplitude, or other periodically-varying quantity, of a wave as a function of time. common waveforms include those of sine, square, and sawtooth waves, although waveforms may also be complex, aperiodic, and so on. Also called waveshape.
  • synonymwave shape

Media Studies

  • noun a visual representation of sound in the form of a computer-generated ’wave’
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