oscilloscopic /euh sil'euh skop"ik/, adj.oscilloscopically, adv.
/euh sil"euh skohp'/, n. Elect.
a device that uses a cathode-ray tube or similar instrument to depict on a screen periodic changes in an electric quantity, as voltage or current.
[1905-10; OSCILL(ATE) + -O- + -SCOPE]

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Electronic display device used to produce patterns on a screen that are the graphical representations of electrical signals.

Time is normally on the horizontal axis, and a function of the voltage generated by the input signal to the oscilloscope on the vertical axis; four or more plots can be simultaneously shown. Because almost any physical phenomenon can be converted into a corresponding electric voltage, oscilloscopes find commercial, engineering, and scientific applications in acoustic research, television-production engineering, and electronics design.

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