What does the word oscillate mean?

Usage examples for oscillate

  1. The anatomy of a type is not the anatomy of an individual; it is a kind of central point around which there oscillate the variations presented by the individuals belonging to the type. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  2. 92 we stopped short of allowing the tube circuit to oscillate and to generate a high frequency. – Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son by John Mills
  3. But Sammy did not oscillate, he literally howled, and prepared the food which poured in upon us so badly that I had to turn on Hans to do the cooking, for however little appetite we might have, it was necessary that we should keep up our strength by eating. – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard