oscillograph

noun
os·​cil·​lo·​graph | \ ä-ˈsi-lə-ˌgraf How to pronounce oscillograph (audio) , ə- \

Definition of oscillograph

: an instrument for recording alternating current wave forms or other electrical oscillations

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Other Words from oscillograph

oscillographic \ ä-​ˌsi-​lə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce oscillograph (audio) , ˌä-​sə-​lə-​ \ adjective
oscillographically \ ä-​ˌsi-​lə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce oscillograph (audio) , ˌä-​sə-​lə-​ \ adverb
oscillography \ ˌä-​sə-​ˈlä-​grə-​fē How to pronounce oscillograph (audio) \ noun

Examples of oscillograph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Looking more closely at the oscillograph, Van Praag found that shots three and four, and then shots seven and eight, are too close together to have been fired by the same gun. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "The Bobby Kennedy assassination tape: Were 13 shots fired or only 8?," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of oscillograph

1893, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oscillograph

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The first known use of oscillograph was in 1893

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“Oscillograph.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oscillograph. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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oscillograph

noun
os·​cil·​lo·​graph | \ -ˌgraf How to pronounce oscillograph (audio) \

Medical Definition of oscillograph

: an instrument for recording alternating current waveforms or other electrical oscillations

Other Words from oscillograph

oscillographic \ ä-​ˌsil-​ə-​ˈgraf-​ik How to pronounce oscillograph (audio) , ˌäs-​ə-​lə-​ How to pronounce oscillograph (audio) \ adjective
oscillographically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce oscillograph (audio) \ adverb
oscillography \ ˌäs-​ə-​ˈläg-​rə-​fē How to pronounce oscillograph (audio) \ noun, plural oscillographies

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