res·​o·​na·​tor | \ ˈre-zə-ˌnā-tər How to pronounce resonator (audio) \

Definition of resonator

: something that resounds or resonates: such as
a : a hollow metallic container for producing microwaves or a piezoelectric crystal put into oscillation by the oscillations of an outside source
b : a device for increasing the resonance of a musical instrument

Examples of resonator in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One type of hardware, called a transmon, involves superconducting wire loops linked to a resonator; it is used by companies like Google, IBM, and Rigetti. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 15 Mar. 2022 At one unnerving moment, Chase blows on an Aztec death whistle—a ceramic resonator that can evoke a roaring wind or a screaming crowd. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 27 Dec. 2021 Qubits, by contrast, store information in the form of the quantum state of an object—in the case of Google's processor, a loop of superconducting wire linked to a resonator. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 14 Dec. 2021 One of its unique characteristics is support for a micro ring resonator (MRR)—an essential piece of optical components that provides the light source for the chip—on 300mm wafers. Bob O'donnell, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 For example, at the heart of nearly all electronic systems is a timing device that consists of two parts: a mechanical resonator that generates the frequency and analog circuits that handle the system’s timing functions. Markus Lutz, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 The score is just a range of guitars — acoustic, a resonator guitar and an electric guitar with effects — and two cellos. Melinda Newman, Billboard, 29 Jan. 2021 By routing the intake through the fender, the sound of the engine switching to high-revving cams is amplified because the fender acts as a resonator. Tony Quiroga, Car and Driver, 18 Nov. 2020 The core of Dr Adib’s invention is called a broadband resonator. The Economist, 17 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of resonator

circa 1869, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of resonator was circa 1869

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“Resonator.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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