WORD OF THE DAY


WORD OF THE DAY
Oscillate
AH-sə-leit
Part of speech: verb
Origin: Latin, early 18th century
1

Move or swing back and forth at a regular speed.

2

(Physics) Vary in magnitude or position in a regular manner around a central point.

Examples of Oscillate in a sentence

“‘The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.’ — Carl Gustav Jung”

“The light made the electrons in each atom oscillate back and forth from one side of the atom to the other.”