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noun as in swinging

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noun as in fluctuation


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A simple example is sound waves, the synchronized oscillations of molecules of matter.

Klimesch developed the “binary hierarchy brain-body oscillation theory,” which says that consciousness is a function of various levels of resonance both within the brain and between the brain and various other organs, like the heart and stomach.

The researchers found that slow oscillations could trigger synaptic activity in neurons that were not connected by synapses.

Two photons, for instance, can be entangled so they always have the opposite polarization, or angle of oscillation.

You can think of the problems that need solving as the demand and human skills as the supply, and the two are in constant oscillation, including, every few decades or centuries, a massive shift.

One of those observations is BOSS: the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey.

Baryon oscillation is basically sound waves in the early Universe.

The last time we detected a plasma oscillation was nine years ago.

Seeing the luggage piled “Olympus high,” so as to occasion an alarming oscillation.

The oscillation without raised and depressed the level of the waters within, with the regularity of respiration.

Thus there is a perpetual oscillation in spiritual truths, and in spiritual doctrines of any significance, even when not truths.

He went off into a happy mist of quantum mechanics, oscillation theory, and periodic functions of a complex variable.

The brake is watched carefully, lest irregularity of lubrication should cause oscillation of speed with the changing resistance.

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On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oscillation, such as: vibration, quivering, waving, and swaying.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.