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
The image presented on the screen of the oscilloscope is drawn in a fine system of squares, a so-called matrix, in which each individual square corresponds to a part of the examined organ.
As Bud scanned the sky with the telescope, Tom noted that the first two figures on the oscilloscope were the same as those in the original message that he and his father had received from their space friends.
The software turns your PC into an "oscilloscope" so that you can "see" the electrical activity between any two points in your circuit.
It also has another unique feature, a textual "oscilloscope", which shows (to a certain degree) what arrives at the infra LED:
The Scope Central community will cover areas such as oscilloscope fundamentals, probing, signal integrity, jitter, power, high-speed buses, mainstream buses, and memory.
The "quantum computer" was very poorly explained by a volunteer docent but it had an oscilloscope readout with a squiggle.
It reminded me of when I was taking physics and had to use an oscilloscope to figure out what was inside a box.
He said, “Oh, I see,” and banged the top of the oscilloscope.
They monitor with a oscilloscope that reads out the frequency in wide band and the instantly tune in, BUSTED!!
If you feed any sound into an oscilloscope, a sound-measuring instrument, it gives out a certain form.