Associations to the word «Oscillator»

Wiktionary

OSCILLATOR, noun. A tuned electronic circuit used to generate a continuous output waveform.
OSCILLATOR, noun. An instrument for measuring rigidity by the torsional oscillations of a weighted wire.
OSCILLATOR, noun. (cellular automata) A pattern that returns to its original state, in the same orientation and position, after a finite number of generations.

Dictionary definition

OSCILLATOR, noun. Generator that produces sonic oscillations or alternating current.

Wise words

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke