from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A device that records oscillations, as of an electric current and voltage.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An instrument for measuring alternating or varying electric current in terms of current and voltage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a device for making a record of the wave forms of fluctuating .
- n. An apparatus for recording or indicating alternating-current wave forms or other electrical oscillations, especially of voltages or currents; it usually consists of a galvanometer with strong field, in which the mass of the moving part is very small and frequency of vibration very high.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for recording alternating-current wave-forms and for the study of electrical oscillations.
- n. An apparatus for recording graphically the motions of oscillation of any structure or element as to frequency and magnitude. The element may carry a pen or tracing-point, while a paper, borne on a fixed support, is moved before the tracer as the latter oscillates; or the principle may be reversed: used to record the effect of trains on bridges, or of moving machinery in buildings, or the effect of earth-movements on structures.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a device for making a record of the wave forms of fluctuating voltages or currents
Cambridge who devised the convenient moving-iron oscillograph which is now in common use; to all these my own work is deeply indebted.
Turner grabbed for an aluminum-encased oscillograph.
Back in the lab, we fished up from the hole the muscle's pointy end and tied it to an oscillograph whose pen-arm moved at first in even sweeps.
Bell had just bought a new automatic oscillograph reader that spring whose purpose was to transfer that data to punch cards so it could be plotted by another machine.
His job was to handle two life-sized dummies equipped with instrumentation including an oscillograph.
Back then, the gauges were hooked up to an oscillograph, a machine that recorded data in squiggly lines on a moving roll of graph paper, something like an electrocardiograph did before the digital age.
Instead of this, we have Yulia “the oscillograph hand” Latynina, Yevgeniya “get out of the job” Albats, and, now, Julia.
Neither on the wave oscillograph nor on the telecom evaluator did the two simultaneously examined hypercom messages show any difference.
He imagined how desperately they would watch the hypercom sine waves on the oscillograph, utterly unable to understand why they could not get any rational sounds although they had determined the pulse-bursts and scrambler timing to the fifth decimal place.
Now the wave-oscillograph needed only to be switched on.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.