Associations to the word «Oscillation»


OSCILLATION, noun. The act of oscillating or the state of being oscillated
OSCILLATION, noun. A regular periodic fluctuation in value about some mean
OSCILLATION, noun. A single such cycle
OSCILLATION, noun. (mathematics) (of a function) defined for each point \(x\) in the domain of the function by \(\inf\left\{\mathrm{diam}(f(U))\mid U\mathrm{\ is\ a\ neighborhood\ of\ }x\right\}\), and describes the difference (possibly ∞) between the limit superior and limit inferior of the function near that point.

Dictionary definition

OSCILLATION, noun. The process of oscillating between states.
OSCILLATION, noun. (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean.
OSCILLATION, noun. A single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats