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Definition of "oscillation" []

  • The act of oscillating. (noun)
  • The state of being oscillated. (noun)
  • A single oscillatory cycle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "oscillation" in a sentence
  • "Any way the period of the oscillation is an inherent function of the delay."
  • "From a technical viewpoint, thrust oscillation is a very solvable problem with a number of possible solutions."
  • "The colder than normal air across the mid-Atlantic States and Ohio Valley and the increased thermal gradient along the coast are two reasons why negative NAO winters tend to be snowier than periods when the oscillation is in its opposite phase."