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- noun A shock wave produced when a moving object emits particles or waves into the medium through which it is moving.
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- noun fluid dynamics a
shock waveformed by the bow of an object travelling at supersonicspeed
- noun astronomy the region of the
magnetospherein which the solar windslows from supersonicto subsonic
- noun bow wave
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