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oscillate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Electrical, Electricity
oscillateos‧cil‧late /ˈɒsəleɪt $ ˈɑː-/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 formalTMOVE/CHANGE POSITION to keep changing between two extreme amounts or limits 🔊 The stock market is oscillating wildly at the moment.oscillate between 🔊 His income oscillated between £1,500 and £2,000 a month.2 formalCHANGE FROM ONE THING TO ANOTHER to keep changing between one feeling or attitude and anotheroscillate between 🔊 Her attitude towards me oscillated between friendship and hostility.3 to move backwards and forwards in a regular way 🔊 The needle on the dial began to oscillate.4 technicalTEEHPE if an electric current oscillates, it changes direction very regularly and very frequently
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oscillateThere is a vertical line in spirituality that goes from the beast to the angel, and on which we oscillate.Ah, yes: Maxwell showed that oscillating an electric charge is just the mechanism that causes light waves to be produced.an oscillating fanOnly if neutrinos do have some mass, however small, can they oscillate from one type to another.I kept oscillating from too far forward to too far back.Compressed air oscillates the ventricles, circulating blood around the body.For several days the stock market oscillated wildly.A stock index does not oscillate with such frightening amplitude as we have witnessed recently unless to announce some tectonic change ahead.
From Longman Business Dictionaryoscillateos‧cil‧late /ˈɒsəleɪtˈɑː-/ verb [intransitive] to move regularly between two limits or statesThe trade balance used to oscillate between surplus and deficit.oscillation noun [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
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Verb table
oscillate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyoscillate
he, she, itoscillates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyoscillated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave oscillated
he, she, ithas oscillated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad oscillated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill oscillate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have oscillated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam oscillating
he, she, itis oscillating
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you, we, theyare oscillating
Past
I, he, she, itwas oscillating
you, we, theywere oscillating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been oscillating
he, she, ithas been oscillating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been oscillating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be oscillating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been oscillating
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