oscillatory, like a to and fro movement, the swaying branches of trees, or the swinging of a pendulum.
A lightning flash has been shown by photographs and by other means to be oscillatory.
Radiant energy is characterized as an oscillatory or wave-like process.
The oscillatory motion was imparted to this by one tentacle of the handling-machine.
Two small handles depend from the needle bar, by which the oscillatory motion upon the upper centres is given.
Thomson suggested that double, triple and quadruple flashes of lightning might be successive flashes of an oscillatory discharge.
This oscillatory action can be maintained almost indefinitely long if the pressure and other conditions be maintained constant.
The oscillatory displacement of the front of the church did not at most seem to cover more than a hand-breadth, but it was enough.
The only motion which takes place in the air in this cavity is the oscillatory swing of the air particles.
This oscillatory movement has not the fiery precipitation of that of the Cantharides; it is calmer and as it were rhythmical.