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Meaning of OSCILLATOR

Pronunciation:  'âsu`leytur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  generator that produces sonic oscillations or alternating current
 

OSCILLATOR is a 10 letter word that starts with O.

 

 See Also: crystal oscillator, generator, heterodyne oscillator, local oscillator, quartz oscillator

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Os"cil*la`tor\, n.
One that oscillates; specif.:
(a) (Elec.) Any device for producing electric oscillations;
    esp., an apparatus for generating electric waves in a
    system of wireless telegraphy.
(b) (Mech.) An instrument for measuring rigidity by the
    torsional oscillations of a weighted wire.

 

 

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