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oscillatory

[os-uh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˈɒs ə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
characterized by or involving oscillation.
Origin
1730-1740
1730-40; < Neo-Latin oscillātōrius, equivalent to Latin oscillā(re) to swing (see oscillate) + -tōrius -tory1
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Examples for oscillatory
  • Such oscillatory dynamics are only too familiar to us, for example, in the seasonal fluctuations of influenza cases.
  • The oscillatory motion was imparted to this by one tentacle of the handling-machine.
  • The first is that this is an oscillatory phenomenon, in that when the climate changes back, the beak types change again also.

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