Definition of Oscillator

1. Noun. Generator that produces sonic oscillations or alternating current.




Definition of Oscillator

1. n. One that oscillates

Definition of Oscillator

1. Noun. a tuned electronic circuit used to generate a continuous output waveform ¹

2. Noun. (context: cellular automata) A pattern that returns to its original state, in the same orientation and position, after a finite number of generations. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oscillator

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Oscillator

1. Something that changes regularly or cyclically. Examples: oscillator neurons, which generate regular breathing or locomotory rhythms, slime moulds which secrete cyclic AMP in regular pulses. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oscillator

oscillancy
oscillaria
oscillate
oscillated
oscillates
oscillating
oscillating vision
oscillation
oscillational
oscillationless
oscillationlike
oscillations
oscillative
oscillaton
oscillatons
oscillator (current term)
oscillatoria
oscillators
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oscillatory potential
oscillatory reaction
oscillogram
oscillograms
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oscillographic
oscillographies
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Literary usage of Oscillator

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1. Wireless Telegraphy by Jonathan Adolf Wilhelm Zenneck (1915)
"The greater the self-induction of the inserted coil, the greater will be the wave-length of the oscillations as compared to the length of the oscillator and ..."

2. The Principles of Electric Wave Telegraphy by John Ambrose Fleming (1908)
"It will be seen, therefore, that even a small oscillator might require ... Connection between the Logarithmic Decrement and the Radiation of an oscillator. ..."

3. The Principles of Electric Wave Telegraphy by John Ambrose Fleming (1908)
"It will be seen, therefore, that even a small oscillator might require ... Connection between the Logarithmic Decrement and the Radiation of an oscillator. ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1894)
"On the Equations for Calculating the Effect of a Hertzian oscillator on Points in its Neighbourhood. By Professor GF FITZGERALD, MA, FR8. ..."

5. Maxwell's Theory and Wireless Telegraphy by Frederick King Vreeland, Henri Poincaré (1904)
"With the oscillator of Blondlot 10000000 ... the large oscillator of Hertz 50000000 With the small oscillator of Hertz 500,0 0000 But this is not the limit. ..."

6. Maxwell's Theory and Wireless Telegraphy by Frederick King Vreeland, Henri Poincaré (1904)
"With the oscillator of Blondlot 10000000 With the large oscillator of Hertz 50.000,000 With the small oscillator of Hertz 500,0 0000 But this is not the ..."

7. The Principles of Electric Wave Telegraphy and Telephony by John Ambrose Fleming (1919)
"(I.) The effect of damping makes itself very sensible in modifying the form of the wave surface as propagated into space from a theoretical oscillator. ..."

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