Definitions

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  • n. a tuned electronic circuit used to generate a continuous output waveform
  • n. A pattern that returns to its original state, in the same orientation and position, after a finite number of generations.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One that oscillates.
  • n. An instrument for measuring rigidity by the torsional oscillations of a weighted wire.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which oscillates.
  • n. One of the Oscillatoria.
  • n. In machinery, any oscillating machine or part of a machine, as the oscillating shuttle of a sewing-machine, or the mechanism by which a power-hammer is vibrated or tilted.
  • n. A motor in which the piston oscillates in the cylinder over a minute range at high speed. In combination with a dynamo it is used to obtain currents of high frequency.
  • n. In wireless telegraphy, that part of the transmitting apparatus which produces the electric waves or oscillations. See wireless telegraphy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. generator that produces sonic oscillations or alternating current

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Examples

  • The gain factor and coupling of each oscillator is not fixed.

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  • The harmonic oscillator is too simple; very often you can work out what it should do in quantum theory without getting much of a clue as to how to generalize your results to other systems.

    Richard P. Feynman - Nobel Lecture

  • We expect stock to take support and bounce back from current levels which is further supported by short term oscillator stochastic generating buy signal on daily chart.

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  • This was followed by the construction of an 'oscillator' - in which a gene activates its own expression and that of another gene, which, in turn, represses the activating gene

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  • She was very sick and was put on a different ventilator, called the oscillator, which was a terrifying machine.

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  • The oscillator was a basic artigrav unit, stripped of its damping circuits and mounted near the primary power generator.

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  • Bill Cara has a very useful trading framework using quality companies and what I'd call oscillator multiple time frame extremes.

    Technically Speaking, Market Analysis and Theory

  • Precision Devices has introduced the OC8037 miniature clock oscillator, which is targeted at extreme-temperature and harsh-environment applications.

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  • Wave Wave allows you to select the waveform of the oscillator, which is responsible for the basic tone color.

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  • Two years ago, Mohanty and Crowley spun-off Sand 9 from Boston University to develop Mohanty's novel MEMS oscillator structures into what has become the worlds 'most precise silicon oscillator, which is capable of competing with the high-precision quartz crystal oscillators used by mainstream original equipment manufacturers in 3G/4G cell phones, global positioning systems (GPS), WiFi and other high-precision applications.

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