Meaning of oscillator

os•cil•la•tor

Pronunciation: (os'u-lā"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a circuit that produces an alternating output current of a certain frequency determined by the characteristics of the circuit components.
  2. a device or machine producing oscillations.
  3. a person or thing that oscillates.
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