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Wave

A short-term movement that goes against the general trend. For example, if the DJIA rallies on a given trading day but overall is in the midst of a prolonged bear market, the rally is called a wave against the bearish tide.
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Corresponding to the two wavelike photons rattling fuzzily along in the computer, the hydrogen molecule has two wavelike electrons binding its two nuclei--each a single proton.
Uncertain he would find such wavelike behavior in a photosynthetic bacterium, Fleming nonetheless considered it possible.
The photographs of the sea, which accompany the drawing of each continent, were transformed into a kind of equatorial band that aligned all the territories into a continuous wavelike design, beginning and ending with the Americas and passing through Africa, Europe, Oceania, Russia, the Middle East, and Greenland.
By detecting that heat, an experimenter could locate the electron's path and make it lose its wavelike behavior.
It was only in the '70s that Park abandoned color and achieved his signature style, based on layers of thin lines where wet and pale paint has been scraped off the surface of the canvas in wavelike movements, in paintings he consistently titled Ecriture--a title he continues to use today.
The mixtures of different states can show wavelike behavior.
Bose-Einstein condensates typically form when falling temperatures induce the atoms of a gas or other particles to exhibit their wavelike quantum nature and grow larger, as dictated by Heisenberg's uncertainty principle.
If you've seen an installation by German artist Hanne Darboven, her signature style will likely have stayed with you: wall-to-wall grids of page-size panels, marked by wavelike rows of what appears to be crossed-out cursive script.
The wavelike nature of electrons, as dictated by quantum mechanics, makes itself felt at the dot's minuscule dimensions.
Of the young Brazilian artists selected by Farias, among those to watch are Carina Weidle (whose multimedia installation featured Astroturf arranged in wavelike shapes), Jose Bechara (who layered oxidizing steel wool on tarpaulins), Ana Miguel (whose video-dominated installation depicted a desert scene populated by bizarre fuzzy animals--actually finger puppets), and Marcelo Soki (whose black-and-white wall paintings with text confronted the political through the concretely poetic).
Early in the mission, the craft had found a set of spiky and wispy wavelike features in the gap's outer edge, prompting scientists to suspect that a moon was lurking there.
The other ring-bound Saturnian moon, 16-km-wide Pan, orbits along a closer-in clearing called the Encke gap and creates similar wavelike features.