oscillograph

noun

os·​cil·​lo·​graph ä-ˈsi-lə-ˌgraf How to pronounce oscillograph (audio)
ə-
: an instrument for recording alternating current wave forms or other electrical oscillations
oscillographic adjective
oscillographically adverb
oscillography 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, 6 June 2018

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Word History

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First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

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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 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

oscillograph

noun
os·​cil·​lo·​graph -ˌgraf How to pronounce oscillograph (audio)
: an instrument for recording alternating current waveforms or other electrical oscillations
oscillographic adjective
oscillographically adverb
oscillography noun
plural oscillographies

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