oscilloscope etymology

English word oscilloscope comes from English -scope, English oscillate

Detailed word origin of oscilloscope

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-scope English (eng) Used to make terms denoting an instrument used for viewing or examination.
oscillate English (eng) (intransitive) To swing back and forth, especially if with a regular rhythm.. (intransitive) To vacillate between conflicting opinions, etc.. (intransitive) To vary above and below a mean value.
oscilloscope English (eng) An electronic measuring instrument that creates a visible two-dimensional graph, on a screen, of one or more continuously varying voltages or currents.

Words with the same origin as oscilloscope

Descendants of -scope
Teslascope angioscope antroscope bioscope chromascope cymoscope embryoscope endoscope finderscope fluoroscopically hydroscope hypnoscope kaleidoscope laryngoscope leucoscope nightscope periscope pharyngoscope polemoscope pseudoscope spectroscope spectroscopic binary spiroscope thermoscopic
Descendants of oscillate
oscillative oscillaton