oscillation

Part of speech: noun

The act or state of oscillating.

Part of speech: noun

Oscillator.

Part of speech: adjective

Oscillatory.

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Usage examples "oscillation":

  1. Presently it had gained half an oscillation, i. - "Rollo's Experiments", Jacob Abbott.
  2. In 1583 his attention was attracted by the oscillation of a brass lamp suspended from the ceiling of the cathedral at Pisa. - "The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'", Thomas Orchard.
  3. At each oscillation this point cuts the sand, and the furrow gets gradually longer to the right hand of an observer placed at the center of the pendulum. - "Astronomy for Amateurs", Camille Flammarion.