1. [ noun ] the process of oscillating between states
Related terms: natural_process libration hover
2. [ noun ] (physics) a regular variation in value about a mean
Synonyms: vibration
Related terms: wave resonance ripple beat transient sympathetic_vibration physics
3. [ noun ] a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon
Synonyms: cycle

: "a year constitutes a cycle of the seasons"

Related terms: periodic_event carnot's_ideal_cycle cardiac_cycle menstrual_cycle pass oscillate
Similar spelling:   oscillating