oscillator

[ os-uh-ley-ter ]
/ ˈɒs əˌleɪ tər /

noun

Electronics. a circuit that produces an alternating output current of a certain frequency determined by the characteristics of the circuit components.
a device or machine producing oscillations.
a person or thing that oscillates.

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Origin of oscillator

1825–35; <New Latin, equivalent to Latin oscillā(re) to swing (see oscillate) + -tor-tor
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British Dictionary definitions for oscillator

oscillator
/ (ˈɒsɪˌleɪtə) /

noun

a circuit or instrument for producing an alternating current or voltage of a required frequency
any instrument for producing oscillations
a person or thing that oscillates
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