### Definition of Oscillatory

**1.** *Adjective.* Having periodic vibrations.

### 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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### 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 ..."