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Definition of Oscillation


  1. The act of oscillating; a swinging or moving backward and forward, like a pendulum; vibration.
  2. Fluctuation; variation; change back and forth.

Oscillation Quotations

Life is a constant oscillation between the sharp horns of dilemmas.
H. L. Mencken

I should point out, however, that at first some difficulty was experienced in observing the phenomena predicted by the theory, owing to the extreme smallness of the variations in the period of oscillation.
Pieter Zeeman

For under certain conditions the chemical atoms emit light waves of a specific length or oscillation frequency - their familiar characteristic spectra - and these can come in the form of electromagnetic waves only from accelerated electric quanta.
Johannes Stark

We are now beyond nature's normal variation in terms of how the atmosphere is composed. Nature did something for a million years. It actually goes back a lot further than that, but the ice core records show a million years. So, nature has this normal oscillation within this zone, and all of a sudden, we're forty percent outside that zone.
James Balog

There are a lot of parallels between the historical Henry VIII and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. There's an oscillation and extremity of emotion throughout his repertoire that lends itself beautifully to the nature of Henry VIII, definitely. He will push things to the limit, and yet remain in emotional control.
Natalie Dormer
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Oscillation Translations

oscillation in Dutch is geschommel, schommeling
oscillation in French is vibration
oscillation in German is Schwingung
oscillation in Italian is oscillazione

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