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The distance between analogous points in a wave train, measured perpendicular to the wavefront. In seismic data, the wavelength is the seismic velocity divided by frequency. Wavelength is defined as:

λ = v / f,

λ = wavelength
v = velocity of propagation
f = frequency.

See: absorption bandapparent wavelengthbandband-limited functiondetectable limitrefractionwavenumber