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signal generator

(electrical engineering) an apparatus used to generate a signal consisting of a known oscillating voltage, usually between 1 microvolt and 1 volt, over a range of frequencies, to test electronic equipment
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  • By midnight, Julia was superintending the construction of a second signal generator.

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  • "They've been sent to destroy our signal generator," Dr. Norvel said matter of factly.

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  • It was dawn before the first signal generator began operation.

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  • Walt, his mutant bridge restored, was inspecting the second signal generator with interest.

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  • One of the technicians—one who had worked hardest over it—was joyfully smashing the second signal generator.

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