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oscillation

 
Noun oscillation has 3 senses
  1. oscillation - the process of oscillating between states
    --1 is a kind of
    natural process, natural action, action, activity
    --1 has particulars: libration
    Derived form: verb oscillate1
  2. oscillation, vibration - (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
    --2 is a kind of wave, undulation
    --2 has particulars:
     ripple; transient; beat; resonance; sympathetic vibration
    Derived form: verb oscillate2
  3. cycle, oscillation - a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon; "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"
    --3 is a kind of periodic event, recurrent event
    --3 has particulars:
     cardiac cycle; Carnot cycle, Carnot's ideal cycle; pass; menstrual cycle
    Derived form: verb oscillate2
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