oscillate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To swing back-and-forth with a reliable, continuous rhythm.
    • To waver, as between conflicting opinions or courses of activity; vacillate: "The court features oscillated throughout the years from more liberal to less, much more conventional to less, depending upon who had been president during the time of vacancies” ( Gordon J. Humphrey). See Synonyms at move.
    • Physics to alter between alternative extremes, generally within a definable duration.
    • To move backward and forward; to vibrate like a pendulum; to move; to sway.
    • to alter or fluctuate between fixed restrictions; to do something or relocate a fickle or fluctuating fashion; to change over and over repeatedly, to and fro.
  • verb:
    • To swing back and forth, particularly when with a regular rhythm.
    • To vacillate between conflicting viewpoints, etc.
    • To vary above and below a mean price.
    • be undecided about something; waver between conflicting roles or classes of action
    • move or move from side to side on a regular basis
  • others:
    • To swing; move forward and backward; vibrate, as a pendulum.
    • therefore to alter or fluctuate; waver.
    • Synonyms Vacillate, Waver, etc. See fluctuate.
    • resulting in to swing or move forward and backward; cause to vibrate or move back and forth.

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