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oscillation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Oscillation  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  oscillation 
  n  1:  the  process  of  oscillating  between  states 
  2:  (physics)  a  regular  variation  in  value  about  a  mean  [syn:  {vibration}] 




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