cymatograph

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Etymology[edit]

κῡμᾰτ- ‎(kūmat-) (kūmat-, the long stem of the Ancient Greek κῦμα ‎(kûma), kūma, “wave”, whence cyma) +‎ -graph; compare cymograph

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cymatograph

  1. (obsolete, rare) An instrument for compounding the resultant of two parallel, simple, harmonic waves.
    • 1885, Nature XXXII, page 279
      Prof. S. P. Thompson…had also lent for exhibition…a “cymatograph” (an instrument for compounding the resultant of two parallel, simple, harmonic waves).