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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.
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characterized by oscillation
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