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Other Oscillation Definition

[n] a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"
[n] (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
[n] the process of oscillating between states

Synonyms

cycle, vibration

Misc. Definitions

\Os`cil*la"tion\, n. [L. oscillatio a swinging.]
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}, {Center of oscillation}. See under {Axis}, and {Center}.

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