os·​cil·​lo·​graph | \ä-ˈsi-lə-ˌgraf, 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, ˌä-​sə-​lə-​ \ adjective
oscillographically \ä-​ˌsi-​lə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē, ˌä-​sə-​lə-​ \ adverb
oscillography \ˌä-​sə-​ˈlä-​grə-​fē \ noun

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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

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The first known use of oscillograph was in 1893

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os·​cil·​lo·​graph | \-ˌgraf \

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, ˌäs-​ə-​lə-​ \ adjective
oscillographically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb
oscillography \ˌäs-​ə-​ˈläg-​rə-​fē \ noun plural oscillographies

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