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Shock waves (Smdfbss)

Definition
A wave front marked by an abrupt change in pressure caused by an object or material moving faster than the speed of sound. (Source: chandra.harvard.edu/resources/glossaryS.html)
Broader Term
Shock (Mechanics) (Smdfbs)
Narrower Terms
Bow waves (Smdfbssb)