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oscillator ‎(plural oscillators)

  1. A tuned electronic circuit used to generate a continuous output waveform.
  2. An instrument for measuring rigidity by the torsional oscillations of a weighted wire.
  3. (cellular automata) A pattern that returns to its original state, in the same orientation and position, after a finite number of generations.
    • 2010, Andrew Adamatzky, Game of Life Cellular Automata (page 126)
      Synthesis of spaceship flotillas is even more complicated than synthesis of oscillators, since spaceships are like oscillators that move []

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