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Wave

A disturbance that transfers energy from one place to another.

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Medium

Any substance a wave can travel through

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Transverse

A wave that moves perpendicular in the direction of the disturbance

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Longitudinal wave

A wave that travels in the same direction as the disturbance.

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Compression

Measures how much a longitudinal wave compresses.

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Rarefaction

Measures how much a longitudinal wave spreads out.

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Amplitude

How high or low a wave goes.

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Frequency

The number of wavelengths that passes a given point in a certain amount of time.

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Light

A wave that has the ability to travel through space.

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Sound

Vibrating materials that produce waves that move through matter.

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Pitch

The quality of highness or lowness of a sound

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Intensity

The amount of energy a sound wave has.