Definitions for oscillationˌɒs əˈleɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

os•cil•la•tionˌɒs əˈleɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. an act or instance of oscillating.

  2. a single swing in one direction of an oscillating body. a single fluctuation between the maximum and minimum values of an oscillatory cycle.

    Category: Physics

Origin of oscillation:

1650–60; < L

os′cil•la•to`ry-ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oscillation(noun)

    the process of oscillating between states

  2. oscillation, vibration(noun)

    (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean

  3. cycle, oscillation(noun)

    a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon

    "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"

Wiktionary

  1. oscillation(Noun)

    the act of oscillating or the state of being oscillated

  2. oscillation(Noun)

    a regular periodic fluctuation in value about some mean

  3. oscillation(Noun)

    a single such cycle

  4. oscillation(Noun)

    defined for each point in the domain of the function by , and describes the difference (possibly u221E) between the limit superior and limit inferior of the function near that point.

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  1. Oscillation

    Oscillation is the repetitive variation, typically in time, of some measure about a central value or between two or more different states. Familiar examples include a swinging pendulum and AC power. The term vibration is sometimes used more narrowly to mean a mechanical oscillation but is sometimes used as a synonym of "oscillation". Oscillations occur not only in physical systems but also in biological systems, from human society to the brain.

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