HyperDic: oscillation

English > 3 senses of the word oscillation:
NOUNprocessoscillationthe process of oscillating between states
eventoscillation, vibration(physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
eventoscillation, cyclea single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
oscillation > pronunciation
Soundsaa.sahley'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > oscillation: 3 senses > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process of oscillating between states.
Narrowerlibration(astronomy) a real or apparent slow oscillation of a moon or satellite
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Spanishoscilación
Catalanoscil·lació
Verbsoscillatebe undecided about something
English > oscillation: 3 senses > noun 2, event
Meaning(physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean.
Synonymvibration
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
NarrowerbeatA single pulsation of an oscillation produced by adding two waves of different frequencies
resonanceA vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system
ripple(electronics) an oscillation of small amplitude imposed on top of a steady value
sympathetic vibration(physics) vibration produced by resonance
transient(physics) a short-lived oscillation in a system caused by a sudden change of voltage or current or load
Broaderwave, undulation(physics) a movement up and down or back and forth
Spanishoscilación, vibración
Catalanoscil·lació, vibració
Verbsoscillatemove or swing from side to side regularly
English > oscillation: 3 senses > noun 3, event
MeaningA single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon.
Synonymcycle
NarrowerCarnot cycle, Carnot's ideal cycleA cycle (of expansion and compression) of an idealized reversible heat engine that does work without loss of heat
cardiac cycleThe complete cycle of events in the heart from the beginning of one heart beat to the beginning of the next
menstrual cycleA recurring cycle (beginning at menarche and ending at menopause) in which the endometrial lining of the uterus prepares for pregnancy
passOne complete cycle of operations (as by a computer)
Broaderperiodic event, recurrent eventAn event that recurs at intervals
Spanishciclo
Catalancicle
Verbsoscillatemove or swing from side to side regularly

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