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Meaning of RESONATOR

Pronunciation:  'rezu`neytur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any system that resonates
  2. [n]  an electrical circuit that combines capacitance and inductance in such a way that a periodic electric oscillation will reach maximum amplitude
  3. [n]  a hollow chamber whose dimensions allow the resonant oscillation of electromagnetic or acoustic waves

RESONATOR is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: cavity resonator, resonant circuit, resonating chamber
 See Also: chamber, circuit, electric circuit, electrical circuit, soundboard, soundbox, sounding board, system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Res"o*na`tor\, n. [NL. & G.]
    Anything that resounds or resonates; specif.:
    (a) (Teleg.) An open box for containing a sounder and
        designed to concentrate and amplify the sound.
    (b) (Elec.) Any of various apparatus for exhibiting or
        utilizing the effects of resonance in connection with
        open circuits, as a device having an oscillating circuit
        which includes a helix of bare copper wire, a variable
        number of coils of which can be connected in circuit with
        a condenser and spark gap excited with an induction coil.
        It is used to create high-frequency electric brush
    (c) (Wireless Teleg.) The antenna system and other
        high-frequency circuits of a receiving apparatus.
  2. \Res"o*na`tor\ (-n?`t?r), n. (Acoustics)
    Anything which resounds; specifically, a vessel in the form
    of a cylinder open at one end, or a hollow ball of brass with
    two apertures, so contrived as to greatly intensify a musical
    tone by its resonance. It is used for the study and analysis
    of complex sounds.