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Meaning of soliton

sol•i•ton

Pronunciation: (sol'i-ton"), [key]
— Math., Physics. Math.,Physics.
  1. a solution of a certain type of partial differential equation that represents a solitary wave.
  2. (loosely) a solitary wave.
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