Translation of "oscillate" - English-Spanish dictionary

oscillate

verb uk /ˈɒs.ɪ.leɪt/

to move repeatedly from one position to another

oscilar
The needle on the dial oscillated between full and empty.

formal If you oscillate between feelings or opinions, you change repeatedly from one to the other.

fluctuar
My emotions oscillate between desperation and hope.
oscillation noun uk /ˌɒs.ɪˈleɪ.ʃən/ formal or specialized

(Translation of “oscillate” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

oscillate

verb /ˈosəˌleit/

(formal) to frequently change from one extreme amount or limit to another

oscilar
January price levels oscillated between stability and decline.

(formal) to frequently change from one feeling or attitude to another

oscilar
Her mood oscillated between hope and despair.

(physics) to continuously move side to side around a central point

oscilar, oscilando
The helium level gauge was oscillating wildly between 88 and 28 percent.

(physics) (of an electric current) to change direction very frequently at regular intervals.

oscilar, balancearse
oscillation noun

oscilación
wave oscillation.

(Translation of “oscillate” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)