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We are now beyond nature's normal variation in terms of how the atmosphere is composed. Nature did something for a million years. It actually goes back a lot further than that, but the ice core records show a million years. So, nature has this normal oscillation within this zone, and all of a sudden, we're forty percent outside that zone.
James Balog

Meaning of "oscillation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OSCILLATION

oscillation  [ˌɒsɪˈleɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OSCILLATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Oscillation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OSCILLATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Oscillation

Oscillation is the repetitive variation, typically in time, of some measure about a central value or between two or more different states. Familiar examples include a swinging pendulum and alternating current power. The term vibration is sometimes used more narrowly to mean a mechanical oscillation but is sometimes used as a synonym of "oscillation". Oscillations occur not only in mechanical systems but also in dynamic systems in virtually every area of science: for example the beating human heart, business cycles in economics, predator-prey population cycles in ecology, geothermal geysers in geology, vibrating strings in musical instruments, periodic firing of nerve cells in the brain, and the periodic swelling of Cepheid variable stars in astronomy.

Definition of oscillation in the English dictionary

The first definition of oscillation in the dictionary is regular fluctuation in value, position, or state about a mean value, such as the variation in an alternating current or the regular swinging of a pendulum. Other definition of oscillation is a single cycle of such a fluctuation. Oscillation is also the act or process of oscillating.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OSCILLATION


calculation
ˌkælkjʊˈleɪʃən
cancellation
ˌkænsɪˈleɪʃən
circulation
ˌsɜːkjʊˈleɪʃən
compilation
ˌkɒmpɪˈleɪʃən
correlation
ˌkɒrɪˈleɪʃən
formulation
ˌfɔːmjʊˈleɪʃən
installation
ˌɪnstəˈleɪʃən
insulation
ˌɪnsjʊˈleɪʃən
isolation
ˌaɪsəˈleɪʃən
legislation
ˌlɛdʒɪsˈleɪʃən
manipulation
məˌnɪpjʊˈleɪʃən
musculation
ˌmʌskjʊˈleɪʃən
mutilation
ˌmjuːtɪˈleɪʃən
population
ˌpɒpjʊˈleɪʃən
regulation
ˌrɛɡjʊˈleɪʃən
relation
rɪˈleɪʃən
simulation
ˌsɪmjʊˈleɪʃən
translation
trænsˈleɪʃən
ventilation
ˌvɛntɪˈleɪʃən
violation
ˌvaɪəˈleɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OSCILLATION

oscillate
oscillating
oscillating universe theory
oscillational
oscillative
oscillator
oscillatory
oscillogram
oscillograph
oscillographic
oscillography
oscilloscope
oscilloscopic
oscine
oscinine
oscitance
oscitancies
oscitancy
oscitant
oscitantly

WORDS THAT END LIKE OSCILLATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
application
association
certification
citation
combination
communication
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
education
evaluation
excitation

Synonyms and antonyms of oscillation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OSCILLATION»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «oscillation» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of oscillation

Translation of «oscillation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OSCILLATION

Find out the translation of oscillation to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of oscillation from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «oscillation» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

振荡
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oscilación
570 millions of speakers

English

oscillation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

दोलन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التذبذب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

колебаний
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

oscilação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

দোলন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

oscillation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ayunan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schwingung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

振動
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

진동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Oscillation
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dao động
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அலைவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दोलन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

salınım
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oscillazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oscylacji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

коливань
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oscilație
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ταλάντωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ossillasie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

svängning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

oscillasjon
5 millions of speakers

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about oscillation

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4 QUOTES WITH «OSCILLATION»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word oscillation.
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James Balog
We are now beyond nature's normal variation in terms of how the atmosphere is composed. Nature did something for a million years. It actually goes back a lot further than that, but the ice core records show a million years. So, nature has this normal oscillation within this zone, and all of a sudden, we're forty percent outside that zone.
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Natalie Dormer
There are a lot of parallels between the historical Henry VIII and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. There's an oscillation and extremity of emotion throughout his repertoire that lends itself beautifully to the nature of Henry VIII, definitely. He will push things to the limit, and yet remain in emotional control.
3
Johannes Stark
For under certain conditions the chemical atoms emit light waves of a specific length or oscillation frequency - their familiar characteristic spectra - and these can come in the form of electromagnetic waves only from accelerated electric quanta.
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Pieter Zeeman
I should point out, however, that at first some difficulty was experienced in observing the phenomena predicted by the theory, owing to the extreme smallness of the variations in the period of oscillation.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OSCILLATION»

Discover the use of oscillation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to oscillation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Oscillation Theory for Functional Differential Equations
The book shows how to extend the techniques for boundary value problems of ordinary differential equations to those of functional differential equations.
Lynn Erbe, Q. Kong, B.G. Zhang, 1994
2
El Niño, southern oscillation, and climatic variability
El Nino Southern Oscillation and Climatic Variability is based on climatic records of more than a century of scientific observations.
Robert J. Allan, Janette Lindesay, David E. Parker, 1996
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El Niño and the Southern Oscillation: Multiscale Variability ...
Leading experts summarize information about the El Niño/Southern Oscillation for scientists and graduate students.
Henry F. Diaz, Vera Markgraf, 2000
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Oscillation Matrices and Kernels and Small Vibrations of ...
The book is suitable for graduate students, research mathematicians and engineers interested in ordinary differential equations, integral equations, and theirapplications.
Feliks Ruvimovich Gantmakher, Mark Grigorʹevich Kreĭn, 1961
5
Spontaneous Emission and Laser Oscillation in Microcavities
The volume is divided into ten chapters, each written by respected authorities in their areas. The book surveys several methods describing free space spontaneous emission and discusses changes in the feature due to the presence of a cavity.
Hiroyuki Yokoyama, Kikuo Ujihara, 1995
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Oscillation theory of delay differential equations: with ...
As a result, this book provides an invaluable reference to the recent work both for mathematicians and for all those whose research includes the study of this fascinating class of differential equations.
I. Győri, G. E. Ladas, 1991
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El Niño: Historical and Paleoclimatic Aspects of the ...
This 1993 book enhances our understanding of the mechanisms involved in the low frequency behavior of the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) phenomenon.
Henry F. Diaz, Vera Markgraf, 1992
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Oscillation Theory for Second Order Dynamic Equations
Many books deal exclusively with the oscillation of solutions of differential equations, but most of these books appeal only to researchers who already know the subject.
Ravi P. Agarwal, Said R. Grace, Donal O'Regan, 2003
9
The El Niño-Southern Oscillation Phenomenon
This book provides an introduction to all aspects of this most important mode of global climate variability, for research workers and students of all levels in climate science, oceanography and related fields.
Edward S. Sarachik, Mark A. Cane, 2010
10
El Nino, La Nina, and the Southern Oscillation
This volume provides a brief history of the subject, summarizes the oceanographic and meteorological observations and theories, and discusses the recent advances in computer modeling studies of the phenomenon.
S. George Philander, 1989

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OSCILLATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term oscillation is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sports science: Does compression gear benefit your workout?
... for recovery, calf socks to help blood flow while running or cycling shorts for muscle support and help with muscle oscillation and vibration. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
2
Garmin Announces Their First Swim Tracking Monitors
Some features that HRM-Tri offers are its advanced running dynamics, vertical oscillation, cadence, and ground contact time. On the other hand ... «SportTechie, Jul 15»
3
Multi-meter sea level rise this century? That's not a consensus
No mention is made of short-term phenomena, including the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) or Pacific decadal variations that dominate ... «Science Codex, Jul 15»
4
It's a Drought! Not Climate Change
Phenomenon like ENSO (El-Nino-Southern Oscillation) has huge impacts on the natural variability of the weather and climate on a global scale ... «Fiji Sun Online, Jul 15»
5
Towering Pin-up Idol
... way to redistribute the building's mass, giving the best results in terms of structural dispersion, frequency oscillation and wind requirements. «The New Indian Express, Jul 15»
6
Drought weary? 5 things you need to understand about El Niño
Null names just some of the other phenomena that influence El Niño: Pacific Decadal Oscillation, Madden-Julian Oscillation, Arctic Oscillation, ... «San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 15»
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SHOCK WARNING: Strongest El Nino in HISTORY could bring SIX …
... plays out in the UK and Europe over the next few months is dependant on the influence of another factor - the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) ... «Express.co.uk, Jul 15»
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What Might El Niňo Bring The Mother Lode?
In a Water Year 2015 handout, DWR and WRCC indicate that the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which is one of the most studied climate ... «MyMotherLode.com, Jul 15»
9
Déise boss Derek McGrath: Dubs are on roll
DESPITE a season of wild oscillation, Derek McGrath believes that Dublin arrive in Thurles on Sunday to face his Waterford team with "great ... «Herald, Jul 15»
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Frequently Asked Questions part 8
In singing, the term vibrato refers to a pitch oscillation from one note to another. Whitney was a master at using her vibrato and controlling it. «The Punch, Jul 15»

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