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Meaning of OSCILLATION

Pronunciation:  `âsu'leyshun

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

OSCILLATION is a 11 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: cycle, vibration
 
 See Also: action, activity, beat, cardiac cycle, Carnot cycle, Carnot's ideal cycle, libration, menstrual cycle, natural action, natural process, pass, periodic event, recurrent event, resonance, ripple, sympathetic vibration, transient, undulation, wave

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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, teetering, teeter-tottering, tottering, undulation, vacillation, variation, vicissitude, wavering, wobbling
 

 

 

 

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