Oscillation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌɑːsɪˈleɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word oscillation
Brit.  |ˌɒsɪˈleɪʃn|  British pronunciation of the word oscillation

noun

- the process of oscillating between states
- (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean (syn: vibration)
- a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon (syn: cycle)

Examples

the continued oscillation of the fan

There has been oscillation between optimism and pessimism among voters.

The drug causes oscillations of mood in some people.

oscillations in the value of the dollar

Word forms

noun
singular: oscillation
plural: oscillations
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