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What's the technical term for the visualization of an audio track as used in music production software? This image shows what I mean: http://alisocreek.net/vo-article-graphics/Sound_Wave.jpg The image is titled sound wave but isn't there a more precise term referring to the diagram itself?

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That's called a "waveform" or, when it's zoomed out like that and not showing all the detail, it's more correctly called a "waveform overview".

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