Resonator Res"o*na`tor (-n?`t?r), n. [NL. & G.] 1. (Acoustics) Anything which resounds; specifically, a vessel in the form of a cylinder open at one end, or a hollow ball of brass with two apertures, so contrived as to greatly intensify a musical tone by its resonance. It is used for the study and analysis of complex sounds. [1913 Webster]

2. Anything that resounds or resonates; specif.: (a) (Teleg.) An open box for containing a sounder and designed to concentrate and amplify the sound. (b) (Elec.) Any of various apparatus for exhibiting or utilizing the effects of resonance in connection with open circuits, as a device having an oscillating circuit which includes a helix of bare copper wire, a variable number of coils of which can be connected in circuit with a condenser and spark gap excited with an induction coil. It is used to create high-frequency electric brush discharges. (c) (Wireless Teleg.) The antenna system and other high-frequency circuits of a receiving apparatus. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Resonator — Resonātor (neulat.), Apparat zur Analyse der Klänge und Geräusche; hat meist die Form einer Kugel [Abb. 1494] mit zwei Öffnungen, von denen die zugespitzte ins Ohr gesteckt wird, so daß der Ton, auf den der R. abgestimmt ist, deutlich… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • resonator — 1869, agent noun in Latin form from RESONATE (Cf. resonate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • resonator — [rez′ənāt΄ər] n. 1. a device for producing resonance or increasing sound by resonance 2. Electronics an apparatus or system, as a piezoelectric crystal or a circuit, capable of being put into oscillation by oscillations in another system …   English World dictionary

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  • Resonator — Ein Resonator ist ein sehr schwingfähiges System, dessen Komponenten auf eine bestimmte Frequenz (Eigenfrequenz) in der Art abgestimmt sind, dass der Resonator bei Anregung mit dieser Frequenz ausschwingt (siehe Resonanz). Man unterscheidet… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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