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 Dictionary entry overview: What does oscilloscope mean? 

  The noun OSCILLOSCOPE has 1 sense:

1. electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities

  Familiarity information: OSCILLOSCOPE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Electronic equipment that provides visual images of varying electrical quantities

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Nouns denoting man-made objects


cathode-ray oscilloscope; CRO; oscilloscope; scope

Hypernyms ("oscilloscope" is a kind of...):

electronic equipment (equipment that involves the controlled conduction of electrons (especially in a gas or vacuum or semiconductor))

Meronyms (parts of "oscilloscope"):

cathode-ray tube; CRT (a vacuum tube in which a hot cathode emits a beam of electrons that pass through a high voltage anode and are focused or deflected before hitting a phosphorescent screen)

Holonyms ("oscilloscope" is a part of...):

cardiac monitor; heart monitor (a piece of electronic equipment for continual observation of the function of the heart)

monitor; monitoring device (display produced by a device that takes signals and displays them on a television screen or a computer monitor)

microwave radar; radar; radio detection and ranging; radiolocation (measuring instrument in which the echo of a pulse of microwave radiation is used to detect and locate distant objects)

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