What does oscillation mean?

Definitions for oscillationˌɒs əˈleɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word oscillation.

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"


  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.


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oscillation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oscillation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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