oscillation oscillation  /ˌɑ sə ˈleɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the process of oscillating between states
  2. (n) (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
  3. (n) a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But the oscillation also appears to tweak the Northern Hemisphere's weather as well.
  2. There are, however, indications that the El Nino cycle may be embedded in a longer-term oscillation, widely known as the PDO, or Pacific decadal oscillation.
  3. It's possibly part of a long-term but natural oscillation, like the decades-long cycles that already affect hurricanes.

News

  1. Report: El Nino unusually active in the late 20th century

    Spawning droughts, floods, and other weather disturbances world-wide, the El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impacts the daily life of millions of people. read more        
    on July 1, 2013     Source: TG Daily

  2. El Nino More Active In 20th Century Than In Previous 700 Years

    Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The El Nino Southern Oscillation ( ENSO ) is a tropical Pacific Ocean phenomenon that has important consequences for weather around the globe. During years with ENSOs, increased rainfall is seen across the southern US, which has the potential for causing destructive floods. Meanwhile, drought conditions embrace the Western Pacific ...
    on July 1, 2013     Source: redOrbit

  3. Grain News

    Spawning droughts, floods, and other weather disturbances world-wide, the El Niño – Southern Oscillation (ENSO) impacts the daily life of millions of people.
    on July 1, 2013     Source: Grainnet.com

Quotes

  1. "If you look at the foam we had protecting the driver, it was made for two, three, four hits," Force said. "But no one talked about oscillation and harmonics -- a vibration so great (Medlen) hit a hundred times."
    on Mar 11, 2009 By: John Force Source: USA Today

  2. "I would not accept preferences not so much for her beliefs, I would not accept the preferences because I doubt how genuine she is in her beliefs. She seems to have a random oscillation between TV shows and a political career when it suits her. What...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: Barnaby Joyce Source: Brisbane Times

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