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oscillation

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoscillationos‧cil‧la‧tion /ˌɒsəˈleɪʃən $ ˌɑː-/ noun [countable, uncountable]  1 formalTMOVE/CHANGE POSITION oscillations are frequent changes between two extreme amounts or limitsoscillation in/of oscillations in the value of the dollaroscillation between oscillation between growth and decline2 formalTMOVE/CHANGE POSITION oscillations are frequent changes between one feeling or attitude and another The drug causes oscillations of mood in some people.3 technical a regular movement of something from side to side the oscillations of a pendulum4 technical a regular change in direction of an electrical current
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oscillationEconomists predict continuing oscillation of the Japanese yen.The liquid helps to support the weight of the compass card, and also dampens oscillation.Both heavy weights and light weights have slow and fast oscillations.Table 6. 1 shows these four combinations and the observed results on oscillation.A series of such oscillations, aided perhaps by marine erosion, is probably an important cause of island formation.When the string is short, the oscillation is always fast.In wave terms this corresponds to the direction in which the oscillations take place.Volcanologists now recognize these oscillations as a red flag that a volcano is entering a dangerous phase.The tanks travelled up and down the incline with a freeboard of about nine inches and little water oscillation.oscillation in/ofInstead, there is an oscillation of meaning between the four poles that make up the Lacanian quadrature.Such changes in length cause a corresponding oscillation in the fringe pattern.Patients with visual defects dating to birth or infancy may have a horizontal pendular nystagmus with equal oscillations in both directions.It is caught in oscillations of overcompensation.The law of market price is the law of oscillation in this system.When the string is long, regardless of the weight, the oscillation of the pendulum is always slow.Molecular vibrations therefore lead to oscillations of electric charge, with frequencies governed by the normal vibration frequencies of the system.The result throughout this period was a continuous struggle between republican and Orangist groups and an uneasy oscillation of power between them.
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