oscillation

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oscillation (plural oscillations)

  1. the act of oscillating or the state of being oscillated
  2. a regular periodic fluctuation in value about some mean
  3. a single such cycle
  4. (mathematics) (of a function) defined for each point x in the domain of the function by \inf\left\{\mathrm{diam}(f(U))\mid U\mathrm{\ is\ a\  neighborhood\ of\ }x\right\}, and describes the difference (possibly ∞) between the limit superior and limit inferior of the function near that point.

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oscillera +‎ -tion, from English or French oscillation or German Oszillation, used in Swedish since 1805.

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oscillation c

  1. an oscillation, a vibration, a shaking, a movement back and forth
  2. an oscillation, a periodic variation
  3. one cycle of such a variation

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