from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of oscillating.
- n. The state of being oscillated.
- n. A single oscillatory cycle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the act of oscillating or the state of being oscillated
- n. a regular periodic fluctuation in value about some mean
- n. a single such cycle
- n. (of a function) defined for each point in the domain of the function by , and describes the difference (possibly ∞) between the limit superior and limit inferior of the function near that point.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of oscillating; a swinging or moving backward and forward, like a pendulum; vibration.
- n. Fluctuation; variation; change back and forth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of oscillating; a kind of vibration in which a body of sensible size swings backward and forward, not by virtue of its own elasticity merely; a swinging like that of a pendulum.
- n. Variation or fluctuation, in general; wavering.
- n. Same as vibration in the technical acoustical sense.
- n. In music, same as beat, 7 , or beating, 5.
- n. Synonyms Swaying, etc. See vibration.
- n. In mathematics, the difference, for values of x in the interval (x-h, x + h;), between the lowest value that a real function fx of a real variable x cannot exceed and the highest value below which fx cannot fall.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of oscillating between states
- n. a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
- n. (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
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Any way the period of the oscillation is an inherent function of the delay.
From a technical viewpoint, thrust oscillation is a very solvable problem with a number of possible solutions.
The colder than normal air across the mid-Atlantic States and Ohio Valley and the increased thermal gradient along the coast are two reasons why negative NAO winters tend to be snowier than periods when the oscillation is in its opposite phase.
For those new to this issue, thrust oscillation is a phenomenon that can appear in all solid rockets where pressure created during launch conditions creates an up-and-down vibration at a frequency that could impact crew situational awareness or health.
Neither short-term oscillation nor long-term warming trend are really dangerous.
If one just had 20 years of data, this long term oscillation may look like a trend, but if several hundred years of data were available, then the long-term cyclic variation would be visible.
At higher neutrino energies, the process of oscillation is enhanced by interactions with electrons in the Sun or in the Earth.
The rhythmic movement between energy expenditure and energy recovery is called oscillation.
Here the rectilinear oscillation is not changed by the magnetic field, the period remains the same; on the other hand the two circular oscillations are subjected to new forces which, running parallel with the radius, either increase or decrease the original central force.
They indicate the points where the direction of oscillation is the same.