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oscillatory

[ os-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]

adjective

  1. characterized by or involving oscillation.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of oscillatory1

1730–40; < New Latin oscillātōrius, equivalent to Latin oscillā ( re ) to swing ( oscillate ) + -tōrius -tory 1

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Example Sentences

The only motion which takes place in the air in this cavity is the oscillatory swing of the air particles.

Wires, of course, connect the antenna to the earth, thereby forming what is called an "oscillatory circuit."

Every oscillatory circuit possesses two properties which are characteristic of it.

Fortunately, it is very easy to add these properties to an oscillatory circuit in a very simple manner.

That oscillatory performance beneath the kissing-oak, as the noble tree was called, had been almost too much for Dickie.

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