from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A pulselike wave that can exist in nonlinear systems, does not obey the superposition principle, and does not disperse.
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- n. a self-reinforcing travelling wave or pulse caused by any non-linear effect; found in many physical systems
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- n. (physics) a quantum of energy or quasiparticle that can be propagated as a traveling wave in nonlinear systems and is neither preceded nor followed by another such disturbance; does not obey the superposition principle and does not dissipate
solit(ary) + -on1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)