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English noun: oscillation

1. oscillation (process) the process of oscillating between states


Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process


Narrower (hyponym)libration

2. oscillation (event) (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean


Synonymsvibration


Broader (hypernym)undulation, wave


Narrower (hyponym)beat, resonance, ripple, sympathetic vibration, transient


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

3. oscillation (event) a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon


SamplesA year constitutes a cycle of the seasons.


Synonymscycle


Broader (hypernym)periodic event, recurrent event


Narrower (hyponym)cardiac cycle, Carnot cycle, Carnot's ideal cycle, menstrual cycle, pass









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