oscilloscope


os·cil·lo·scope

noun \ä-ˈsi-lə-ˌskōp, ə-\

Definition of OSCILLOSCOPE

:  an instrument in which the variations in a fluctuating electrical quantity appear temporarily as a visible wave form on the fluorescent screen of a cathode-ray tube
os·cil·lo·scop·ic \ä-ˌsi-lə-ˈskä-pik, ˌä-sə-lə-\ adjective

Origin of OSCILLOSCOPE

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1906

os·cil·lo·scope

noun \ä-ˈsil-ə-ˌskōp, ə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OSCILLOSCOPE

: an instrument in which the variations in a fluctuating electrical quantity appear temporarily as a visible waveform on the fluorescent screen of a cathode-ray tube—called also cathode-ray oscilloscope
os·cil·lo·scop·ic \ä-ˌsil-ə-ˈskäp-ik, ˌäs-ə-lə-\ adjective
os·cil·lo·scop·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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