# Dictionary

## wavelength

For simple waves, where maxima and minima – wave crests and troughs – follow each other with perfect regularity, one can define a characteristic wavelength: the never-changing distance between two subsequent wave crests.

For simple waves, where maxima and minima – wave crests and troughs – follow each other with perfect regularity, one can define a characteristic wavelength: the never-changing distance between two subsequent wave crests.