- a device for recording the wave-forms of changing currents, voltages, or any other quantity that can be translated into electric energy, as sound waves.
Origin of oscillograph
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When a current is to be measured by the oscillograph, it is passed through the turn of wire in the magnetic field.
Fig. 14 is a photograph of nine different vowel sounds which have caused the oscillograph to take their pictures.
- a device for producing a graphical record of the variation of an oscillating quantity, such as an electric current
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- An instrument that records oscillations, as of an electric current and voltage.
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