[os-uh-ley-shuh n] /ˌɒs əˈleɪ ʃən/
an act or instance of oscillating.
a single swing or movement in one direction of an oscillating body.
fluctuation between beliefs, opinions, conditions, etc.
the act or process of oscillating
1650s, from French oscillation, from Latin oscillationem (nominative oscillatio), noun of action from past participle stem of oscillare “to swing,” supposed to be from oscillum “little face,” literally “little mouth,” a mask of open-mouthed Bacchus hung up in vineyards as a charm (the sense evolution would be via the notion of “swing in the breeze”); from PIE *os- “mouth” (see oral).
oscillation os·cil·la·tion (ŏs’ə-lā’shən)
[os-uh-ley-ter] /ˈɒs əˌleɪ tər/ noun 1. Electronics. a circuit that produces an alternating output current of a certain frequency determined by the characteristics of the circuit components. 2. a device or machine producing . 3. a person or thing that . /ˈɒsɪˌleɪtə/ noun 1. a circuit or instrument for producing an alternating current or voltage […]
[os-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɒs ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. characterized by or involving oscillation.
- Oscillatory potential
oscillatory potential n. The variable voltage in the positive deflection of the electroretinogram of the dark-adapted eye arising from amacrine cells.
[uh-sil-uh-gram] /əˈsɪl əˌgræm/ noun, Electricity. 1. the record produced by the action of an oscillograph or oscilloscope. /ɒˈsɪləˌɡræm/ noun 1. the recording obtained from an oscillograph or the trace on an oscilloscope screen oscillogram os·cil·lo·gram (ə-sĭl’ə-grām’) n.