oscillatory wave

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A wave that causes a mass of water to move to and fro about a point but to undergo no appreciable net displacement in the direction of wave advance. The wave-form advances, but the individual water particles move in closed or nearly closed orbits.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

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