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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An electronic instrument that produces an instantaneous trace on the screen of a cathode-ray tube corresponding to oscillations of voltage and current.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An electronic measuring instrument which provides a visual representation of the time variation of electrical quantities, such as voltage or current. It may be used to measure the shape of a voltage pulse or the frequency of an oscillating voltage. It can also be used to measure properties of other physical variables, such as sound or light intensity, if they can be translated into electrical voltage or current.

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

  • n. electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities

Etymologies

oscill(ation) + -scope.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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