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oscillation

Line breaks: os¦cil|la¦tion
Pronunciation: /ˌɒsɪˈleɪʃn
 
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Definition of oscillation in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Movement back and forth in a regular rhythm: the natural oscillation of a spring [count noun]: the oscillations of a pendulum
More example sentences
  • In such case, the valves should be closed just enough to stop oscillation.
  • The hammer area of rocker arms is hardened progressively or by oscillation.
  • The progression of the mechanical oscillation itself is conditioned by the grain compatibility of harmonics.
Synonyms
swinging, swing, swaying, swinging from side to side, swinging backwards and forwards, swinging back and forth, swinging to and fro, vibration
1.1Variation or fluctuation between two states, limits, opinions, etc. the plot’s oscillation between bleak and comic elements
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  • During the revolution, inevitable oscillations will occur in the army, an internal struggle will take place.
  • That is where his oscillations are most unsettling.
  • These oscillations are the real moral hazard.
2 Physics Regular variation in magnitude or position about a central point, especially of an electric current or voltage: [count noun]: electromagnetic oscillations
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  • There are many component failures in the transceiver which might produce the right amount of gain change for oscillations.
  • Recently, researchers harnessed the spins of electrons to create oscillations which they said suggested a new type of electronic clock.
  • To characterize the frequency domain of these oscillations, power spectral analyses were performed.

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