waveform

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(electronics) an nonlinear electronic circuit whose output is limited in amplitude; used to limit the instantaneous amplitude of a waveform (to clip off the peaks of a waveform) clipper , limiter
change (usually undesired) in the waveform of an acoustic or analog electrical signal; the difference between two measurements of a signal (as between the input and output signal) distortion
small rapid variations in a waveform resulting from fluctuations in the voltage supply or mechanical vibrations or other sources jitter
measurement at regular intervals of the amplitude of a varying waveform (in order to convert it to digital form) sampling
wave whose waveform resembles a sine curve sine wave
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