Center of oscillation
Oscillation Os`cil*la"tion, n. [L. oscillatio a swinging.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of oscillating; a swinging or moving backward and forward, like a pendulum; vibration. [1913 Webster]

2. Fluctuation; variation; change back and forth. [1913 Webster]

His mind oscillated, undoubtedly; but the extreme points of the oscillation were not very remote. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Axis of oscillation}, {Center of oscillation}. See under {Axis}, and {Center}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Center of oscillation — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • center of oscillation — a point in a pendulum at which if the mass were concentrated the period would be unchanged compare center of suspension * * * center of oscillation, Physics. a point in a pendulum such that, if the whole mass of the pendulum were concentrated… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Center of a curve — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Center of a fleet — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Center of a surface — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Center of an army — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Center of curvature of a curve — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Center of gravity — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Center of gyration — Center Cen ter, n. [F. centre, fr. L. centrum, fr. round which a circle is described, fr. ? to prick, goad.] 1. A point equally distant from the extremities of a line, figure, or body, or from all parts of the circumference of a circle; the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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