Soliton meaning

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A pulselike wave that can exist in nonlinear systems, does not obey the superposition principle, and does not disperse.
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(physics) A solitary wavelike disturbance that maintains its shape and velocity despite collisions with other such disturbances.
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A laser pulse that retains its shape in a fiber over long distances. By generating the pulse at a certain frequency and at a certain power level, the pulse takes advantage of competing dispersion effects. As it travels, the pulse is lengthened and then shortened back to its original size.
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(physics, mathematics) A self-reinforcing travelling wave or pulse caused by any non-linear effect; found in many physical systems.
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Origin of soliton

  • solit(ary) –on

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • solitary +"Ž -on

    From Wiktionary