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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.


a. The action of oscillating.
b. The state of being oscillated.
2. A single oscillatory cycle.

os′cil·la′tion·al adj.


characterized by oscillation
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Derrida's admission is astounding because the most outstanding thinker of the gift-aporia, and the thinker who implicitly employs something of an oscillating or oscillational logic to respectfully reflect the gift's contradictoriness in Given Time, has finally given up on the gift--or is about to.
And so, if creation is a gift--a gift in all its splendid aporeticity--then it would inspire and inform an oscillational interactivity with it, which may save it.