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English definition of “oscillate”


verb [I]     /ˈɒs.ɪ.leɪt/ US  /ˈɑː.səl.eɪt/
to move repeatedly from one position to another: The needle on the dial oscillated between 'full' and 'empty'.Shaking, swinging and vibrating formal If you oscillate between feelings or opinions, you change repeatedly from one to the other: My emotions oscillate between desperation and hope.Changing your mind specialized physics (of a wave or electric current) to change regularly in strength or directionChanging direction oscillation     /ˌɒs.ɪˈleɪ.ʃən/ US  /ˌɑː.səlˈeɪ-/ noun [C or U] formal or specialized
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