Waves

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Waive \Waive\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Waived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Waiving}.] [OE. waiven, weiven, to set aside, remove, OF. weyver, quesver, to waive, of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. veifa to wave, to vibrate, akin to Skr. vip to tremble. Cf. {Vibrate}, {Waif}.] [Written also {wave}.]

1. To relinquish; to give up claim to; not to insist on or claim; to refuse; to forego.

He waiveth milk, and flesh, and all. --Chaucer.

We absolutely do renounce or waive our own opinions, absolutely yielding to the direction of others. --Barrow.

2. To throw away; to cast off; to reject; to desert.

3. (Law) (a) To throw away; to relinquish voluntarily, as a right which one may enforce if he chooses. (b) (O. Eng. Law) To desert; to abandon. --Burrill.

Note: The term was applied to a woman, in the same sense as outlaw to a man. A woman could not be outlawed, in the proper sense of the word, because, according to Bracton, she was never in law, that is, in a frankpledge or decennary; but she might be waived, and held as abandoned. --Burrill.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wave \Wave\ (w[=a]v), verb (used with an object) See {Waive}. --Sir H. Wotton. --Burke.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wave \Wave\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Waved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Waving}.] [OE. waven, AS. wafian to waver, to hesitate, to wonder; akin to w[ae]fre wavering, restless, MHG. wabern to be in motion, Icel. vafra to hover about; cf. Icel. v[=a]fa to vibrate. Cf. {Waft}, {Waver}.]

1. To play loosely; to move like a wave, one way and the other; to float; to flutter; to undulate.

His purple robes waved careless to the winds. --Trumbull.

Where the flags of three nations has successively waved. --Hawthorne.

2. To be moved to and fro as a signal. --B. Jonson.

3. To fluctuate; to waver; to be in an unsettled state; to vacillate. [Obs.]

He waved indifferently 'twixt doing them neither good nor harm. --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wave \Wave\, verb (used with an object)

1. To move one way and the other; to brandish. "[Aeneas] waved his fatal sword." --Dryden.

2. To raise into inequalities of surface; to give an undulating form a surface to.

Horns whelked and waved like the enridged sea. --Shak.

3. To move like a wave, or by floating; to waft. [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.

4. To call attention to, or give a direction or command to, by a waving motion, as of the hand; to signify by waving; to beckon; to signal; to indicate.

Look, with what courteous action It waves you to a more removed ground. --Shak.

She spoke, and bowing waved Dismissal. --Tennyson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wave \Wave\, noun [From {Wave}, v.; not the same word as OE. wawe, waghe, a wave, which is akin to E. wag to move. [root]138. See {Wave}, verb (used without an object)]

1. An advancing ridge or swell on the surface of a liquid, as of the sea, resulting from the oscillatory motion of the particles composing it when disturbed by any force their position of rest; an undulation.

The wave behind impels the wave before. --Pope.

2. (Physics) A vibration propagated from particle to particle through a body or elastic medium, as in the transmission of sound; an assemblage of vibrating molecules in all phases of a vibration, with no phase repeated; a wave of vibration; an undulation. See {Undulation}.

3. Water; a body of water. [Poetic] "Deep drank Lord Marmion of the wave." --Sir W. Scott.

Build a ship to save thee from the flood, I 'll furnish thee with fresh wave, bread, and wine. --Chapman.

4. Unevenness; inequality of surface. --Sir I. Newton.

5. A waving or undulating motion; a signal made with the hand, a flag, etc.

6. The undulating line or streak of luster on cloth watered, or calendered, or on damask steel.

7. Something resembling or likened to a water wave, as in rising unusually high, in being of unusual extent, or in progressive motion; a swelling or excitement, as of feeling or energy; a tide; flood; period of intensity, usual activity, or the like; as, a wave of enthusiasm; waves of applause. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Wave front} (Physics), the surface of initial displacement of the particles in a medium, as a wave of vibration advances.

{Wave length} (Physics), the space, reckoned in the direction of propagation, occupied by a complete wave or undulation, as of light, sound, etc.; the distance from a point or phase in a wave to the nearest point at which the same phase occurs.

{Wave line} (Shipbuilding), a line of a vessel's hull, shaped in accordance with the wave-line system.

{Wave-line system}, {Wave-line theory} (Shipbuilding), a system or theory of designing the lines of a vessel, which takes into consideration the length and shape of a wave which travels at a certain speed.

{Wave loaf}, a loaf for a wave offering. --Lev. viii. 27.

{Wave moth} (Zool.), any one of numerous species of small geometrid moths belonging to {Acidalia} and allied genera; -- so called from the wavelike color markings on the wings.

{Wave offering}, an offering made in the Jewish services by waving the object, as a loaf of bread, toward the four cardinal points. --Num. xviii. 11.

{Wave of vibration} (Physics), a wave which consists in, or is occasioned by, the production and transmission of a vibratory state from particle to particle through a body.

{Wave surface}. (a) (Physics) A surface of simultaneous and equal displacement of the particles composing a wave of vibration. (b) (Geom.) A mathematical surface of the fourth order which, upon certain hypotheses, is the locus of a wave surface of light in the interior of crystals. It is used in explaining the phenomena of double refraction. See under {Refraction}.

{Wave theory}. (Physics) See {Undulatory theory}, under {Undulatory}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

wave

noun

1: one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water) [syn: {wave}, {moving ridge}]

2: a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon; "a wave of settlers"; "troops advancing in waves"

3: (physics) a movement up and down or back and forth [syn: {wave}, {undulation}]

4: something that rises rapidly; "a wave of emotion swept over him"; "there was a sudden wave of buying before the market closed"; "a wave of conservatism in the country led by the hard right"

5: the act of signaling by a movement of the hand [syn: {wave}, {waving}, {wafture}]

6: a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair

7: an undulating curve [syn: {wave}, {undulation}]

8: a persistent and widespread unusual weather condition (especially of unusual temperatures); "a heat wave"

9: a member of the women's reserve of the United States Navy; originally organized during World War II but now no longer a separate branch

verb

1: signal with the hands or nod; "She waved to her friends"; "He waved his hand hospitably" [syn: {beckon}, {wave}]

2: move or swing back and forth; "She waved her gun" [syn: {brandish}, {flourish}, {wave}]

3: move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach" [syn: {roll}, {undulate}, {flap}, {wave}]

4: twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please" [syn: {curl}, {wave}]

5: set waves in; "she asked the hairdresser to wave her hair"

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Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov

I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

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Subject: CIMS00005891453 - FCC Consumer Center response from representative TSR58
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:37 -0400
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To: Ken M.

You are receiving this email in response to your inquiry to the FCC.

Dear Mr. M.,

Thank you for your e-mail to Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding C-Span in HD.

Cable TV companies are not required to carry C-SPAN in HD. C-SPAN is sponsored by the cable TV industry. The letters stand for "Cable Sponsored Public Affairs Network."

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