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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-sil-uh-skohp]
    • /əˈsɪl əˌskoʊp/
    • /əˈsɪl.ə.skəʊp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-sil-uh-skohp]
    • /əˈsɪl əˌskoʊp/

Definitions of oscilloscope word

  • noun oscilloscope a device that gives a visual graph of amplitude versus time of a measured signal, as voltage or current. 1
  • noun oscilloscope A device for viewing oscillations, as of electrical voltage or current, by a display on the screen of a cathode ray tube. 1
  • noun oscilloscope device: measures changes in an electrical signal 1
  • noun oscilloscope an instrument for producing a representation of a quantity that rapidly changes with time on the screen of a cathode-ray tube. The changes are converted into electric signals, which are applied to plates in the cathode-ray tube. Changes in the magnitude of the potential across the plates deflect the electron beam and thus produce a trace on the screen 0
  • noun oscilloscope a type of oscillograph that visually displays an electrical wave on a fluorescent screen, as of a cathode-ray tube 0
  • noun oscilloscope An oscilloscope is an instrument that displays voltage or current against a base of time. 0

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Origin of oscilloscope

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
First recorded in 1905-10; oscill(ate) + -o- + -scope

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Parts of speech for Oscilloscope


oscilloscope popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

oscilloscope usage trend in Literature

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