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I was very eager to produce an oscillator for short waves. I was doing science with microwaves, and I would get down to a few millimetres in wavelength, but I wanted to get shorter wavelengths; I wanted to get into the infra-red because I saw there was a lot more to be done there.
Charles H. Townes

Meaning of "oscillator" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OSCILLATOR

oscillator  [ˈɒsɪˌleɪtə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OSCILLATOR

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adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oscillator is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OSCILLATOR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oscillation

Oscillation is the repetitive variation, typically in time, of some measure about a central value or between two or more different states. Familiar examples include a swinging pendulum and alternating current power. The term vibration is sometimes used more narrowly to mean a mechanical oscillation but is sometimes used as a synonym of "oscillation". Oscillations occur not only in mechanical systems but also in dynamic systems in virtually every area of science: for example the beating human heart, business cycles in economics, predator-prey population cycles in ecology, geothermal geysers in geology, vibrating strings in musical instruments, periodic firing of nerve cells in the brain, and the periodic swelling of Cepheid variable stars in astronomy.

Definition of oscillator in the English dictionary

The first definition of oscillator in the dictionary is a circuit or instrument for producing an alternating current or voltage of a required frequency. Other definition of oscillator is any instrument for producing oscillations. Oscillator is also a person or thing that oscillates.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OSCILLATOR


assimilator
əˈsɪmɪˌleɪtə
bronchodilator
ˈbrɒŋkəʊdaɪˌleɪtə
calculator
ˈkælkjʊˌleɪtə
compilator
ˈkɒmpɪˌleɪtə
correlator
ˈkɒrɪˌleɪtə
defibrillator
dɪˈfaɪbrɪˌleɪtə
depilator
ˈdepɪˌleɪtə
epilator
ˈɛpɪˌleɪtə
flagellator
ˈflædʒɪˌleɪtə
insulator
ˈɪnsjʊˌleɪtə
invigilator
ɪnˈvɪdʒɪˌleɪtə
mutilator
ˈmjuːtɪˌleɪtə
postillator
ˈpɒstɪˌleɪtə
regulator
ˈrɛɡjʊˌleɪtə
scintillator
ˈsɪntɪˌleɪtə
sibilator
ˈsɪbɪˌleɪtə
simulator
ˈsɪmjʊˌleɪtə
titillator
ˈtɪtɪˌleɪtə
vacillator
ˈvæsɪˌleɪtə
ventilator
ˈvɛntɪˌleɪtə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OSCILLATOR

oscillate
oscillating
oscillating universe theory
oscillation
oscillational
oscillative
oscillatory
oscillogram
oscillograph
oscillographic
oscillography
oscilloscope
oscilloscopic
oscine
oscinine
oscitance
oscitancies
oscitancy
oscitant
oscitantly

WORDS THAT END LIKE OSCILLATOR

accumulator
administrator
ambulator
annihilator
chelator
circulator
emulator
escalator
flight simulator
formulator
interpolator
isolator
legislator
local oscillator
manipulator
pocket calculator
relator
stimulator
tabulator
translator
violator

Synonyms and antonyms of oscillator in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «oscillator» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OSCILLATOR

Find out the translation of oscillator to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oscillator from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oscillator» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

振荡器
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oscilador
570 millions of speakers

English

oscillator
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

थरथरानवाला
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مذبذب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

генератор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oscilador
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অসিলেটর
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oscillateur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pengayun
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Oszillator
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

発振器
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오실레이터
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Osilator
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dao động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அலையியற்றி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

थरथरणारे यंत्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

osilatör
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oscillatore
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oscylatora
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

генератор
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oscilator
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταλαντωτή
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ossillator
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

oscillator
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oscillator
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oscillator

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Charles H. Townes
I was very eager to produce an oscillator for short waves. I was doing science with microwaves, and I would get down to a few millimetres in wavelength, but I wanted to get shorter wavelengths; I wanted to get into the infra-red because I saw there was a lot more to be done there.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OSCILLATOR»

Discover the use of oscillator in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oscillator and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Harmonic Oscillator
This work explores the application of harmonic oscillator states in problems of atomic, molecular, nuclear and elementary particle physics.
Moshinsky, 1996
2
Oscillator Circuits
The Newnes Circuits Series provides designers with quick reference guides to various types of circuits, and is written by a professional technical writer. Each book comes with 250-300 ready-to-use designs, with schematics and explanations.
Rudolf F. Graf, 1997
3
Foundations of oscillator circuit design
From the theory and characteristics of oscillators, to the design of a wide variety of oscillators (including tuned-circuit, crystal, negative-resistance, and relaxation oscillators), this unique book is a one-stop reference practitioners ...
Guillermo González, 2006
4
RF and Microwave Transistor Oscillator Design
This book presents up to date information on all aspects of oscillator design, enabling a selection of the best oscillator topologies with optimized noise reduction and electrical performance.
Andrei Grebennikov, 2007
5
Practical Oscillator Handbook
This book takes a practical approach and provides much-needed insights into the design of oscillators, the servicing of systems heavily dependent upon them and the tailoring of practical oscillators to specific demands.
Irving Gottlieb, 1997
6
Discrete Oscillator Design: Linear, Nonlinear, Transient, ...
Including numerous examples, the book details important linear, nonlinear harmonic balance, transient and noise analysis techniques. Moreover, the book shows you how to apply these techniques to a wide range of oscillators.
Randall W. Rhea, 2010
7
Practical Transformer Handbook: for Electronics, Radio and ...
This book shows how a transformer can be put to use, common problems which a user will face, and which is the most appropriate in a particular situation.
Irving Gottlieb, 1998
8
The Noisy Oscillator: The First Hundred Years, from Einstein ...
Stochastic Processes; Fluctuation Phenomena; Classical Statistical Mechanics; Oscillator; Brownian Motion; Stochastic Resonance; Multiplicative Noise.
M. Gitterman, 2005
9
RF and Microwave Oscillator Design
With the aim of making design tools available to practising engineers, this book presents state-of-the-art microwave oscillator design, with the emphasis on new nonlinear methods.
Michał Odyniec, 2002
10
High-Frequency Oscillator Design for Integrated Transceivers
This text covers the analysis and design of all high-frequency oscillators required to realize integrated transceivers for wireless and wired applications.
J. van der Tang, Dieter Kasperkovitz, Arthur H.M. van Roermund, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OSCILLATOR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oscillator is used in the context of the following news items.
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Index outlook: Dark clouds on the horizon
Oscillators in the daily chart are in the positive zone, but the negative divergence in the daily price rate of change oscillator — with the indicator ... «Hindu Business Line, Jul 15»
2
Precious Metals Fundamental Analysis – July 27 – July 31, 2015 …
Using an oscillator or indicator to trigger a buy or sell signal is a dangerous practice that often gives false signals by encouraging speculators to ... «FX Empire, Jul 15»
3
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... PLLs (Phase Locked Loops)/synthesizers/VCOs (voltage controlled oscillator, power dividers/combiners, power management devices, receivers, switches, ... «Dakota Financial News, Jul 15»
4
How to Use the Stochastic Oscillator
The stochastic oscillator is a technical tool that was popularized by George Lane. It is a momentum indicator based on the idea that in an ... «CountingPips, Jul 15»
5
Research and Markets: SiTime SiT1552 - MEMS Oscillator
SiTime presents its first MEMS oscillator assembled in Wafer Level Chip Scale package to get the word smallest (1.2mm2) ultra-low power ... «Yahoo Finance UK, Jul 15»
6
AUD/USD Hit by S&P Warning Shot- Retail FX Remains Long
The aussie-dollar looks poised for a further decline as the bearish RSI momentum pushes the oscillator into oversold territory, with the next ... «DailyFX, Jul 15»
7
It Keeps on Going and… Arduino Edition
If you need to wake up periodically, use a low-power RC oscillator (like the one for the watchdog timer on the mega328p). When powered on ... «Hackaday, Jul 15»
8
The Three Most Oversold Stocks: Orchid Island Capital Inc (NYSE …
One of the most popular technical analysis indicators, the Relative Strength Index (RSI) is an oscillator that measures current price strength in ... «Wall Street Observer, Jul 15»
9
A buy signal for these stocks: Pan American Silver Corp. (USA …
It is considered a special form of the Momentum and perhaps the most popular contra-trend-oscillator. Do you know how to calculate the RSI ... «Wall Street Observer, Jul 15»
10
Stocks Crossing Into Oversold Territory: Tahoe Resources Inc …
It is considered a special form of the Momentum and perhaps the most popular contra-trend-oscillator. Do you know how to calculate the RSI ... «Wall Street Observer, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Oscillator [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/oscillator>. Oct 2020 ».
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