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[ US /ˌɑsəˈɫeɪʃən/ ]
[ UK /ˌɒsɪlˈe‍ɪʃən/ ]
  1. the process of oscillating between states
  2. a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
    a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons
  3. (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
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How To Use oscillation In A Sentence

  • The chief natural phenomena that have driven fragmentation are glacial advances, volcanic activity, geologic faulting, tectonic movement, mass land slumping, serpentinization, major sea level rise and climate oscillation. Habitat fragmentation
  • The fact that other reports of excess heat do not produce these hydrides and can evolve over days or weeks suggests the opposite condition of starvation where oscillation is delayed and slow but still occurs over time as the atomic gas slowly accumulates the velocities needed to exchange time dilation for energy. Will 2010 be the Year of Zero Point Energy?
  • The importance of PIR for network oscillation was perhaps most firmly established in the lobster stomatogastric ganglion.
  • A series of such oscillations, aided perhaps by marine erosion, is probably an important cause of island formation.
  • A double oscillation is also a possibility, for example if the trees are defoliated by predators and then put out a second growth of leaves.
  • In this case of applied displacement, the initial velocity was not equal to zero at the start of free oscillations.
  • 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
  • We could be in for a period like the late 19th century, of festering economic and social problems, failed one-term presidencies, and partisan oscillation in Congress. Robert Kuttner: What Now for the Democrats?
  • In light/dark conditions, the short-term growth rate oscillations after stepwise light changes were also present.
  • The progression of the mechanical oscillation itself is conditioned by the grain compatibility of harmonics.
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