ripple has definitions from the fields of physics,electronics
[ noun ] a small wave on the surface of a liquid

Used in print

(Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land....)

Mike liked having light up through the ripples ; it was a goodness , beauty .

A Tibetan swami from Palermo , Sicily , announced in Beverly_Hills a newly discovered , ancient yoga discipline for ripple breathing which increased both pranha and cosmic attraction between sexes .

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[ verb ] stir up (water) so as to form ripples

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(Jesse Hill Ford, Mountains of Gilead....)

You laughed and then your chest swelled and you felt you could cry for a little bit , and then a feeling hit you like a chill in your stomach and the goose_bumps rippled along your arm .

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flow fold

[ noun ] (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value

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(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)

At 100 Amp the 360 cycle ripple was less_than 0.5 V ( peak to peak ) with a resistive load .

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oscillation electronics

[ verb ] flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise, as of water


"babbling brooks"

Used in print

(Idwal Jones, "Santa Cruz Run"...)

The Santa_Cruz mountains sprawl over three counties , and the roads twist through sky-tapping redwoods down whose furrowed columns ripple streams of rain , even when heat bakes the Santa_Clara valley below at the left .

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go gurgle gurgle

[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 13172