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oscillation

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CIDE DICTIONARY

oscillationn. [L. oscillatio a swinging.].
  •  The act of oscillating; a swinging or moving backward and forward, like a pendulum; vibration.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Fluctuation; variation; change back and forth.  [1913 Webster]
    "His mind oscillated, undoubtedly; but the extreme points of the oscillation were not very remote."  [1913 Webster]
Axis of oscillation, Center of oscillation. See under Axis, and Center.

THESAURUS

oscillation

alternation, beat, cyclicalness, equivocation, fluctuation, intermittence, intermittency, meter, pendulation, pendulum motion, periodicalness, periodicity, piston motion, pulsation, reappearance, recurrence, regular wave motion, reoccurrence, return, rhythm, seasonality, seesawing, shifting, shilly-shally, shilly-shallying, shuffling, teeter-tottering, teetering, tottering, undulation, vacillation, variation, vicissitude, wavering, wobbling

ROGET THESAURUS

oscillation

Periodicity

N regularity of recurrence, periodicity, intermittence, beat, oscillation, pulse, pulsation, rhythm, alternation, alternateness, alternativeness, alternity, bout, round, revolution, rotation, turn, say, anniversary, jubilee, centenary, catamenia, courses, menses, menstrual flux, rota, cycle, period, stated time, routine, days of the week, Sunday, Monday, months of the year, January, feast, fast, Christmas, Easter, New Year's day, Allhallows, Allhallowmas, All Saints' Day, All Souls', All Souls' Day, Ash Wednesday, bicentennial, birthday, bissextile, Candlemas, Dewali, groundhog day, Halloween, Hallowmas, Lady day, leap year, Midsummer day, Muharram, woodchuck day, St. Swithin's day, natal day, yearbook, yuletide, punctuality, regularity, steadiness, periodic, periodical, serial, recurrent, cyclical, rhythmical, recurring, intermittent, remittent, alternate, every other, hourly, diurnal, daily, quotidian, tertian, weekly, hebdomadal, hebdomadary, biweekly, fortnightly, bimonthly, catamenial, monthly, menstrual, yearly, annual, biennial, triennial, centennial, secular, paschal, lenten, regular, steady, punctual, regular as clockwork, periodically, at regular intervals, at stated times, at fixed established, at established periods, punctually, de die in diem, from day to day, day by day, by turns, in turn, in rotation, alternately, every other day, off and on, ride and tie, round and round.

Oscillation

N oscillation, vibration, libration, motion of a pendulum, nutation, undulation, pulsation, pulse, alternation, coming and going, ebb and flow, flux and reflux, ups and down, fluctuation, vacillation, wave, vibratiuncle, swing, beat, shake, wag, seesaw, dance, lurch, dodge, logan, loggan, rocking-stone, vibroscope, oscillating, oscillatory, undulatory, pulsatory, libratory, rectilinear, vibratory, vibratile, pendulous, to and fro, up and down, backwards and forwards, hither and yon, seesaw, zigzag, wibble-wabble, in and out, from side to side, like buckets in a well.


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