What is a sound wave?

What is a sound wave? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. (physics) the longitudinal wave of pressure that is transmitted through any plastic material; audible sound.
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This is important because a long wavelength means that the sound wave can pass around barriers, like rocks, easily.
The bubbles grow in size until they are collapsed rapidly by the compression region of the sound wave.
The sound wave appears in the first dozen pictures as a hazy ring of light, opening out from the center of explosion.
According to the wave theory, a condensation and rarefaction are necessary to constitute a sound wave.
Once this is done, you would need to place as many as 400 small speakers in various parts of the room so that the sound wave can be amplified.
During the low-pressure phase of each sound wave, bubbles expanded rapidly.

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