Definitions for oscillateˈɒs əˌleɪt

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word oscillate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hover, vibrate, vacillate, oscillate(verb)

    be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

    "He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement"

  2. oscillate, vibrate(verb)

    move or swing from side to side regularly

    "the needle on the meter was oscillating"


  1. oscillate(Verb)

    To swing back and forth, especially if with a regular rhythm.

    A pendulum oscillates slower as it gets longer.

  2. oscillate(Verb)

    To vacillate between conflicting opinions, etc.

    The mood for change oscillated from day to day.

  3. oscillate(Verb)

    To vary above and below a mean value.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Solomon Tessesse:

    Of course Ethiopia is growing fast, but [ a ] sustainable economy should be supported by technology. It should be supported by science... [ otherwise ] the economy will fluctuate ; it will oscillate and then the development can not be sustained.

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