Pronunciation: (os'u-lāt"), [key]
—v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
1. to swing or move to and fro, as a pendulum does.
2. to vary or vacillate between differing beliefs, opinions, conditions, etc.: He oscillates regularly between elation and despair.
3. Physics.to have, produce, or generate oscillations.
4. Math.(of a function, sequence, etc.) to tend to no limit, including infinity: The sequence 0, 1, 0, 1, … oscillates.
to cause to move to and fro; vibrate.
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