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oscillation
Oscillation of a clock pendulum takes it from point a to point b and back to a. The dashed red line is the position of the pendulum at rest.

os·cil·la·tion

(ŏs′ə-lā′shən)
n.
1.
a. The action of oscillating.
b. The state of being oscillated.
2. A single oscillatory cycle.

oscillation

(ˌɒsɪˈleɪʃən)
n
1. (General Physics) physics statistics
a. regular fluctuation in value, position, or state about a mean value, such as the variation in an alternating current or the regular swinging of a pendulum
b. a single cycle of such a fluctuation
2. the act or process of oscillating
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os•cil•la•tion

(ˌɒs əˈleɪ ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of oscillating.
2.
a. a single swing in one direction of an oscillating body.
b. a single fluctuation between the maximum and minimum values of an oscillatory cycle.
[1650–60; < Latin]
os′cil•la•to`ry (-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
oscillation
The time it takes the pendulum to swing from a to b and back to a is known as its period. The dashed red line from the central point represents the position of the pendulum at rest.

os·cil·la·tion

(ŏs′ə-lā′shən)
1. A steady, uninterrupted, backward and forward swinging about a central point. Compare vibration.
2. A single cycle of motion about a central position.

oscillation

A repetitive vibration with a regular frequency.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 oscillation - the process of oscillating between stateslibration - (astronomy) a real or apparent slow oscillation of a moon or satellite; "the libration of the moon"natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity" 2 oscillation - (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a meanvibrationnatural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"ripple - (electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady valueundulation, wave - (physics) a movement up and down or back and forthtransient - (physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or loadbeat - a single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies; has a frequency equal to the difference between the two oscillationsresonance - a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating systemsympathetic vibration - (physics) vibration produced by resonance 3 oscillation - a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"cycleperiodic event, recurrent event - an event that recurs at intervalscardiac cycle - the complete cycle of events in the heart from the beginning of one heart beat to the beginning of the next; an electrical impulse conducted through the heart muscle that constricts the atria which is followed by constriction of the ventricles; "the cardiac cycle can be shown on an electrocardiogram"Carnot cycle, Carnot's ideal cycle - a cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heatpass - one complete cycle of operations (as by a computer); "it was not possible to complete the computation in a single pass"menstrual cycle - a recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy; if pregnancy does not occur the lining is shed at menstruation; "the average menstrual cycle is 28 days"
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oscillation

noun
1. a slight oscillation in world temperature
2. his oscillation between skepticism and credulity
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Translations

oscillation

[ˌɒsɪˈleɪʃən] N
1. (Phys) → ; [of prices] →
2. (fig) →
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oscillation

[ˌɒsɪˈleɪʃən] n
(= movement) [object] →
(= variation) →
oscillations in sth [+ level, value, temperature] → oscillations de qch
oscillation between → oscillation entre
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oscillation

n (Phys) → Oszillation f, → Schwingung f; (of compass needle etc) → Schwanken nt; (rapid) → Zittern nt; (= individual movement etc)Schwankung f
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oscillation

[ˌɒsɪˈleɪʃn] n
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os·cil·la·tion

n. oscilación, movimiento de vaivén, tal como el de un péndulo.
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