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oscillation

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1 the frequent and usually sudden passing from one condition to another
  • fickle springtime weather in which there seemed to be an unceasing oscillation between unseasonable heat and unseasonable cold

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2 a series of slight movements by a body back and forth or from side to side
  • the precise oscillations of the quartz crystal that allows a quartz watch to keep such accurate time

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The first known use of oscillation was in 1658

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“Oscillation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/oscillation. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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