Synonyms and Antonyms for huygens-principle-of-superposition

1. Huygens principle of superposition (n.)

the displacement of any point due to the superposition of wave systems is equal to the sum of the displacements of the individual waves at that point

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2. superposition (n.)

the placement of one thing on top of another

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3. superposition (n.)

(geology) the deposition of one geological stratum on another

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4. principle (n.)

a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

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8. principle (n.)

(law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)

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10. Huygens (n.)

Dutch physicist who first formulated the wave theory of light (1629-1695)