Oscillation

Definition of Oscillation

Os`cil`la´tion
n.1.
1.The act of oscillating; a swinging or moving backward and forward, like a pendulum; vibration.
2.Fluctuation; variation; change back and forth.
His mind oscillated, undoubtedly; but the extreme points of the oscillation were not very remote.
- Macaulay.
Axis of oscillation
See under Axis, and Center.

Related Words

alternation, beat, cyclicalness, equivocation, fluctuation, intermittence, intermittency, meter, pendulation, pendulum motion, periodicalness, periodicity, piston motion, pulsation, reappearance, recurrence, regular wave motion, reoccurrence, return, rhythm, seasonality, seesawing, shifting, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, shuffling, teeter-tottering, teetering, tottering, undulation, vacillation, variation, vicissitude, wavering, wobbling
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