Recent Examples on the WebThe show takes on the poetic morass of feelings parents and children have for each other while oscillating between two challenging registers.—Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2023 When this happens, the light waves oscillate along a preferred direction instead of randomly.—Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 7 Sep. 2023 As sea ice steadily declined in the Arctic, Antarctic sea ice has oscillated between record highs and lows over previous decades.—Jacob Turcotte, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Sep. 2023 The rate stabilized thereafter despite the increasing availability and effectiveness of guns, oscillating around that homeostatic equilibrium, a self-regulating process that maintains its stability while adjusting to changing outside conditions.—Theodore Modis, Scientific American, 28 Aug. 2023 And the fan oscillates up to 85 degrees and has 12 speeds that can cool off big areas, including your living room and bedroom.—Toni Sutton, Peoplemag, 2 July 2023 Whether campus is in Florida or Alaska, a good oscillating fan makes a stuffy room more comfortable.—Lisa Lombardi, wsj.com, 15 Sep. 2023 As the patients listened, the researchers recorded the oscillating electrical potentials from each on-brain electrode.—IEEE Spectrum, 18 Aug. 2023 That’s why El Conde never ceases to oscillate between fascination and repulsion.—Boris Sollazzo, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2023 See More
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Latin oscillatus, past participle of oscillare to swing, from oscillum swing