Lissajous figure

[lee-suh-zhoo, lee-suh-zhoo]
noun Physics.
the series of plane curves traced by an object executing two mutually perpendicular harmonic motions.

1875–80; named after Jules A. Lissajous (1822–80), French physicist Unabridged
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Lissajous figure (ˈliːsəˌʒuː, ˌliːsəˈʒuː)
a curve traced out by a point that undergoes two simple harmonic motions in mutually perpendicular directions. The shape of these curves is characteristic of the relative phases and frequencies of the motion; they are used to determine the frequencies and phases of alternating voltages
[C19: named after Jules A. Lissajous (1822--80), French physicist]

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