Lissajous figure

noun Lis·sa·jous figure \¦lēsə¦zhü-\
variants: less commonly

Lissajous curve

Definition of Lissajous figure

  1. :  any of an infinite variety of curves formed by combining two mutually perpendicular simple harmonic motions, commonly exhibited by the oscilloscope, and used in studying frequency, amplitude, and phrase relations of harmonic variables

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Origin and Etymology of lissajous figure

after Jules A. Lissajous †1880 French physicist

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