vacuum-tube oscillator

vacuum-tube oscillator

[′vak·yəm ¦tüb ′äs·ə‚lād·ər]
(electronics)
A circuit utilizing a vacuum tube to convert direct-current power into alternating-current power at a desired frequency.
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