Meaning of OSCILLATOR in English

OSCILLATOR

/os"euh lay'teuhr/ , n.

1. Electronics. a circuit that produces an alternating output current of a certain frequency determined by the characteristics of the circuit components.

2. a device or machine producing oscillations.

3. a person or thing that oscillates.

[ 1825-35; oscilla ( re ) to swing (see OSCILLATE) + -tor -TOR ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .