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oscilloscope

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noun os·cil·lo·scope \ä-ˈsi-lə-ˌskōp, ə-\

Definition of oscilloscope

  1. :  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 play \ä-ˌsi-lə-ˈskä-pik, ˌä-sə-lə-\ adjective


Origin of oscilloscope

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1906


Medical Dictionary

oscilloscope

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noun os·cil·lo·scope \ä-ˈsil-ə-ˌskōp, ə-\

Medical Definition of oscilloscope

  1. :  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

  2. os·cil·lo·scop·ic \ä-ˌsil-ə-ˈskäp-ik, ˌäs-ə-lə-\play play adjective
    os·cil·lo·scop·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb





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