Definition of oscillation in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌäsəˈlāSH(ə)n/


1Movement back and forth at a regular speed: the natural oscillation of a spring the oscillations of a pendulum
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  • 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.
swinging, swinging to and fro, swing, swaying
wavering, swinging, fluctuation, seesawing, yo-yoing, vacillation
1.1Variation or fluctuation between two extremes of opinion, action, or quality: 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 around a central point.
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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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Syllabification: os·cil·la·tion

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