Definition of Oscillatory

1. Adjective. Having periodic vibrations.

Exact synonyms: Oscillating
Similar to: Periodic, Periodical
Derivative terms: Oscillate



Definition of Oscillatory

1. a. Moving, or characterized by motion, backward and forward like a pendulum; swinging; oscillating; vibratory; as, oscillatory motion.

Definition of Oscillatory

1. Adjective. that oscillates; oscillating ¹

2. Adjective. capable of sustaining oscillations ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Oscillatory

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Oscillatory

1. Moving, or characterised by motion, backward and forward like a pendulum; swinging; oscillating; vibratory; as, oscillatory motion. Origin: Cf. F. Oscillatoire. See Oscillate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oscillatory

oscillated
oscillates
oscillating
oscillating vision
oscillation
oscillational
oscillationless
oscillationlike
oscillations
oscillative
oscillaton
oscillatons
oscillator
oscillatoria
oscillators
oscillatory (current term)
oscillatory potential
oscillatory reaction
oscillogram
oscillograms
oscillograph
oscillographic
oscillographies
oscillographs
oscillography
oscillometer
oscillometers
oscillometric
oscillometry
oscillon

Literary usage of Oscillatory

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1. Mathematical and Physical Papers by Sir George Gabriel Stokes, Baron John William Strutt Rayleigh (1880)
"ON THE THEORY OF oscillatory WAVES. [Read March 1, 1847.] IN the Report of the Fourteenth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science ..."

2. A Dictionary of Electrical Words, Terms and Phrases by Edwin James Houston (1903)
"means of an oscillatory electromotive force or current. oscillatory Current.—A current which oscillates or performs periodic vibrations usually of ..."

3. Radio Engineering Principles by Henri Lauer, Harry Leonard Brown (1919)
"RESONANCE PHENOMENA IN COUPLED oscillatory CIRCUITS ' Circuits Loosely Coupled.—In taking up the case of two loosely coupled circuits, it is assumed that ..."

4. The Theory and Practice of Absolute Measurements in Electricity and Magnetism by Andrew Gray (1893)
"oscillatory jj Discharge. V = ~ 2Lf , fl_ J *L _ R, ( _ \ _ _ (94) where A and e are ... That the discharge might be oscillatory in certain cases, that is, ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"... it is oscillatory, and he concludes that a cell may be regarded as a leaky condenser, and that its discharge is always essentially oscillatory. ..."

6. Introduction to the Theory of Fourier's Series and Integrals by Horatio Scott Carslaw (1921)
"Divergent and oscillatory Sequences.* When the sequence «pu^ us, ... does not converge, several different cases arise. (i) In the first place, the terms may ..."

7. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1914)
"Time required for the Faraday Effect: Rotation by oscillatory Discharge. — An experiment was performed by Villari which was interpreted as showing that a ..."

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