cathode-ray oscilloscope


cathode-ray oscilloscope
/ˌkæθoʊd-ˌreɪ əˈsɪləskoʊp / (say .kathohd-.ray uh'siluhskohp)

noun Physics
an instrument which displays the shape of a voltage or current wave on a cathode-ray tube. Abbrev.: CRO
Also, cathode-ray oscillograph.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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