[ UK /ˈɒsɪlˌe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈɑsəˌɫeɪt/ ]
  1. move or swing from side to side regularly
    the needle on the meter was oscillating
  2. be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action
    He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement
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How To Use oscillate In A Sentence

  • This can cause the players' strategies to oscillate back and forth indefinitely.
  • During the course of the laser pulse, the electric field of the light wave oscillates about a dozen times.
  • It predicts that spindle microtubules in animal cells begin to oscillate at the beginning of prometaphase, and that those oscillations rapidly accelerate until metaphase,. Wells vs tiny flies - The Panda's Thumb
  • I oscillate between shame, self forgiveness and anger with the world at large. (No) Money Changes Everything | Her Bad Mother
  • In marine seismic acquisition, the gas bubble produced by an air gun oscillates and generates subsequent pulses that cause source-generated noise.
  • They oscillate be - tween intramundane and supramundane conceptions of the future, but throughout there persists the belief that the final consummation is “beyond history” and that on this earth there can be no assurance of con - tinuing betterment. Dictionary of the History of Ideas
  • He oscillates between being a grade grubber and not really caring much at all.
  • It has bristles that oscillate at 7000 oscillations per minute.
  • The only place to spot them is in a vacuum, where they should sometimes "oscillate" into normal photons. New Scientist - Online News
  • The idea of ‘property’ in land oscillates between the behavioural, the conceptual and the obligational between competing models of property as a fact, property as a right and property as a responsibility.
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