Definition of Oscilloscope

1. Noun. Electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities.


Definition of Oscilloscope

1. n. An instrument for showing visually the changes in a varying current; an oscillograph.

Definition of Oscilloscope

1. Noun. An electronic measuring instrument that creates a visible two-dimensional graph, on a screen, of one or more continuously varying voltages or currents. ¹

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Definition of Oscilloscope

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Medical Definition of Oscilloscope

1. An oscillograph in which the record of oscillations is continuously visible. Cathode ray oscilloscope (CRO), the common form of oscilloscope, in which a varying electrical signal (y) vertically deflects an electron beam impinging on a fluorescent screen, while some other function (x or time) deflects the beam horizontally; the result is a visual graph of y plotted against x or time with negligible distortion by inertia. Storage oscilloscope, a cathode ray oscilloscope in which the visual record of oscillations persists on the fluorescent screen until erased electrically. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Oscilloscope

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1879)
"The output from the photomultiplier was fed to the vertical deflection plates of a Dumont 303 oscilloscope. A load resistor was placed across the ..."

2. Technical Digest Symposium on Optical Fiber Measurements edited by P. A. Williams, G. W. Day (2001)
"If the waveforms are averaged internally by the oscilloscope, drift acts to broaden the pulse, and the response in the frequency-domain is reduced by 1.4 dB ..."

3. Gaseous Electronics Conference Radio-Frequency Reference Cell: Reprint From edited by James K. Olthoff (1996)
"Any of these probes, or the oscilloscope itself, can be an important source of systematic errors. Thus, detailed consideration of these errors and careful ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Roentgenological Technique by Isaac Seth Hirsch (1919)
"In some forms of oscilloscope a thin plate of glass is placed between the ends of the rods to prevent sparking. b) The oscilloscope when placed in an x-ray ..."

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