tonophant

Tonophant

Ton"o*phant\ (t[=o]n"[oasl]*fant), n. [Gr. to`nos a tone + fai`nein to show.] (Physics.) A modification of the kaleidophon, for showing composition of acoustic vibrations. It consists of two thin slips of steel welded together, their length being adjystable by a screw socket.
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