Definition of Love wave in English:

Love wave

noun

Seismology Physics
  • A type of surface wave characterized by side-to-side motion of the particles as well as motion in ellipses as part of the forward movement of the wave; specifically a seismic wave of this type.

Origin

1920s. From the name of Augustus Love, British mathematician and geophysicist who developed a mathematical model predicting the existence of such waves + wave.

Pronunciation

Love wave

/ˈlʌv weɪv/