Pronunciation : Os"cil*la`tor Part of Speech : n. Definition : Defn: Any device for producing electric oscillations; esp., an apparatus for generating electric waves in a system of wireless telegraphy. (b) (Mech.) An instrument for measuring rigidity by the torsional oscillations of a weighted wire.
One that oscillates; specif.: (a) (Elec.) Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913