Os`cil*la"tion (?), n. [L. oscillatio a swinging.]
The act of oscillating; a swinging or moving backward and forward, like a pendulum; vibration.
Fluctuation; variation; change back and forth.
His mind oscillated, undoubtedly; but the extreme points of the oscillation were not very remote.
Axis of oscillation, Center of oscillation. See under Axis, and Center.
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