cavity resonator

noun Electronics.

Words nearby cavity resonator

Definition for cavity resonator (2 of 2)

[ rez-uh-ney-ter ]
/ ˈrɛz əˌneɪ tər /


anything that resonates.
an appliance for increasing sound by resonance.
an instrument for detecting the presence of a particular frequency by means of resonance.
  1. a hollow enclosure (cavity resonator) made of conducting material of such dimensions that electromagnetic radiation of a certain frequency will resonate.
  2. any circuit having this frequency characteristic.

Origin of resonator

First recorded in 1865–70; resonate + -or2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cavity resonator (1 of 2)

/ (ˈrɛzəˌneɪtə) /


any body or system that displays resonance, esp a tuned electrical circuit or a conducting cavity in which microwaves are generated by a resonant current

British Dictionary definitions for cavity resonator (2 of 2)

cavity resonator


electronics a conducting surface enclosing a space in which an oscillating electromagnetic field can be maintained, the dimensions of the cavity determining the resonant frequency of the oscillations. It is used in microwave devices for frequencies exceeding 300 megahertzAlso called: resonant cavity, rhumbatron
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