Example of a Compressional Wave?

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A compressional wave is a wave that has the same direction as their direction of travel. They may include sound waves and seismic waves like earthquakes. In a compressional wave, each particle of matter vibrates about its normal rest position and along the axis of propagation.
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A compressional wave, also called a longitudinal wave, is a wave that is close together due to the group of molecules that makeup the wave squeezing tightly together. For example, sound is a compressional wave.
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Compressional waves, also known as longitudinal waves, are waves that move parallel to their traveling direction. This can refer to sound waves or seismic waves.
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A rarefaction is found in a compressional wave.
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Compressional wave is a noun meaning a longitudinal wave (as a sound wave) propagated
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