Definition of Oscillate in English :

Define Oscillate in English

Oscillate meaning in English

Meaning of Oscillate in English

Pronunciation of Oscillate in English

Oscillate pronunciation in English

Pronounce Oscillate in English


see synonyms of oscillate


1. hover, oscillate, vacillate, vibrate

be undecided about something; waver between conflicting positions or courses of action

Example Sentences:
'He oscillates between accepting the new position and retirement'

2. oscillate, vibrate

move or swing from side to side regularly

Example Sentences:
'the needle on the meter was oscillating'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of oscillate
1. (intransitive)
to move or swing from side to side regularly
2. (intransitive)
to waver between opinions, courses of action, etc
3. physics
to undergo or produce or cause to undergo or produce oscillation

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see synonyms of oscillate
verb intransitiveWord forms: ˈoscilˌlated or ˈoscilˌlating
to swing or move regularly back and forth
to be indecisive in purpose or opinion; vacillate
3.  Physics
to vary regularly between maximum and minimum values, as an electric current
verb transitive
to cause to oscillate

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see synonyms of oscillate
intr.v. os·cil·lat·ed, os·cil·lat·ing, os·cil·lates
1. To swing back and forth with a steady, uninterrupted rhythm.
2. To waver, as between conflicting opinions or courses of action; vacillate: "The court has oscillated over the decades from more liberal to less, more conservative to less, depending upon who was president at the time of vacancies" (Gordon J. Humphrey). See Synonyms at swing.
3. Physics To vary between alternate extremes, usually within a definable period of time.

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