oscillate

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From Latin ōscillātus, perfect passive participle of Latin ōscillō (swing), from ōscillum (a swing), usually identified with ōscillum (a little face or mask hung to a tree and swaying with the wind), diminutive of ōs (mouth, face).

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈɑsɪleɪt/
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oscillate (third-person singular simple present oscillates, present participle oscillating, simple past and past participle oscillated)

  1. (intransitive) To swing back and forth, especially if with a regular rhythm.
    A pendulum oscillates slower as it gets longer.
  2. (intransitive) To vacillate between conflicting opinions, etc.
    The mood for change oscillated from day to day.
  3. (intransitive) To vary above and below a mean value.

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oscillate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of oscillare
  2. second-person plural imperative of oscillare
  3. feminine plural of oscillato

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