oscillate

Part of speech: verb

To swing to and fro; vibrate; fluctuate.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", H. Rider Haggard.