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Definitions of oscillation

  1. a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the process of oscillating between states Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. The act of oscillating; a swinging or moving backward and forward, like a pendulum; vibration. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Fluctuation; variation; change back and forth. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Act of oscillating: a swinging like a pendulum. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. The act or state of oscillating. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Oscillator. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A swinging like a pendulum. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Oscillatory. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for oscillation

  1. Also, the rate of oscillation varies inversely as the square of their cord length, regardless of material or weight. – Our Legal Heritage, 4th Ed. by S. A. Reilly
  2. The oscillation now ceased. – Popular Adventure Tales by Mayne Reid
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