Oscillation

(Roget's Thesaurus)
-->Reciprocating motion, motion to and fro.
<- N
PARAG:Oscillation->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ oscillation
oscillation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ vibration
vibration
libration
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ motion of a pendulum
motion of a pendulum
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ nutation
nutation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ undulation
undulation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ pulsation
pulsation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ pulse
pulse
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ alternation
alternation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ coming and going
coming and going
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ ebb and flow
ebb and flow
flux and reflux
ups and down
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ fluctuation
fluctuation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ vacillation
vacillation
&c.(irresolution) 605
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ wave
wave
vibratiuncle
swing
beat
shake
wag
seesaw
dance
lurch
dodge
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ logan
logan
loggan
rocking-stone
vibroscope
PARAG:Oscillation->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ oscillate
oscillate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ vibrate
vibrate
librate
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ alternate
alternate
undulate
wave
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ rock
rock
swing
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ pulsate
pulsate
beat
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ wag
wag
waggle
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ nod
nod
bob
courtesy
curtsy
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ tick
tick
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ play
play
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ wamble
wamble
wabble
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ dangle
dangle
swag
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ fluctuate
fluctuate
dance
curvet
reel
quake
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ quiver
quiver
quaver
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ shake
shake
flicker
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ wriggle
wriggle
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ roll
roll
toss
pitch
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ flounder
flounder
stagger
totter
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ move up and down
move up and down
bob up and down
&c.???Adv.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ pass and repass
pass and repass
ebb and flow
come and go
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ vacillate
vacillate
&c. 605
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ teeter
teeter
=>(U.S.)
GRP: \\ V \\ 3
Sgm: \\ V \\ 3 \\ brandish
brandish
shake
flourish
PARAG:Oscillation->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ oscillating
oscillating
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ oscillatory
oscillatory
undulatory
pulsatory
libratory
rectilinear
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ vibratory
vibratory
vibratile
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ pendulous
pendulous
PARAG:Oscillation->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ to and fro
to and fro
up and down
backwards and forwards
hither and yon
seesaw
zigzag
wibble-wabble
in and out
from side to side
like buckets in a well

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