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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Having periodic vibrations.

Usage examples (30)
  • An arrow drove past me and entered the ground, its feathered shaft vibrating and oscillating from the impact of its arrested flight.
  • "No," said Righty, "it's called oscillating, and the machine is known as the oscycle" --
  • That's very important, because we're in these things called oscillating markets, where what's hot now wasn't so hot last quarter.
  • Nico stood looking at Bob, his facial expression oscillating with his thoughts, but giving her no fixed indication of what he was feeling or thinking. for more
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