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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 os·cil·late /ˈɑsəˌlet/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 os·cil·late /ˈɑsəˌlet/ 不及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Os·cil·late v. i. [imp. & p. p. Oscillated p. pr. & vb. n. Oscillating ]
 1. To move backward and forward; to vibrate like a pendulum; to swing; to sway.
 2. To vary or fluctuate between fixed limits; to act or move in a fickle or fluctuating manner; to change repeatedly, back and forth.
    The amount of superior families oscillates rather than changes, that is, it fluctuates within fixed limits.   --De Quincey.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: be undecided about something; waver between conflicting
           positions or courses of action; "He oscillates between
           accepting the new position and retirement" [syn: hover,
            vibrate, vacillate]
      2: move or swing from side to side regularly; "the needle on
         the meter was oscillating" [syn: vibrate]