from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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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  • 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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