Etymology
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oscillator (n.)

"one who or that which oscillates," agent noun in Latin form from oscillate; by 1835 of persons, figuratively; by 1889 in reference to electric currents. Related: Oscillatory.

updated on October 05, 2019

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Definitions of oscillator from WordNet

oscillator (n.)
generator that produces sonic oscillations or alternating current;
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