Definition of oscillation
- stays can be effectively used to prevent oscillations in new bridges
- —D. B. Steinman
- Each oscillation of the pendulum represents one second.
the continued oscillation of the fan
There has been oscillation between optimism and pessimism among voters.
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: the act of regularly moving from one position to another and back to the original position
: a frequent change from one state, position, or amount to another
: the act of changing from one belief, feeling, etc., to an opposite one
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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