[ uh-sil-uh-graf, -grahf ]
/ əˈsɪl əˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf /

noun Electricity.

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

First recorded in 1870–75; oscill(ate) + -o- + -graph

OTHER WORDS FROM oscillograph

os·cil·lo·graph·ic [uh-sil-uh-graf-ik] /əˌsɪl əˈgræf ɪk/, adjectiveos·cil·log·ra·phy [os-uh-log-ruh-fee] /ˌɒs əˈlɒg rə fi/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for oscillograph

/ (ɒˈsɪləˌɡrɑːf, -ˌɡræf) /


a device for producing a graphical record of the variation of an oscillating quantity, such as an electric current

Derived forms of oscillograph

oscillographic (ɒˌsɪləˈɡræfɪk), adjectiveoscillography (ˌɒsɪˈlɒɡrəfɪ), noun
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Medical definitions for oscillograph

[ ə-sĭlə-grăf′ ]


An instrument that records oscillations, as of an electric current and voltage.

Other words from oscillograph

os•cil′lo•graphic adj.os′cil•logra•phy (ŏs′ə-lŏgrə-fē) n.
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