oscillate
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɑsɪleɪt/
Verb

oscillate (oscillates, present participle oscillating; past and past participle oscillated)

  1. (intransitive) To swing back and forth, especially if with a regular rhythm.
    A pendulum oscillates slower as it gets longer.
  2. (intransitive) To vacillate between conflicting opinions, etc.
    The mood for change oscillated from day to day.
  3. (intransitive) To vary above and below a mean value.
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