noun Date: before 12th century 1. the act of one that hunts; specifically the pursuit of game 2. the process of hunting 3. a. a periodic variation in speed of a synchronous electrical machine b. a self-induced and undesirable oscillation of a variable above and below the desired value in an automatic control system c. a continuous attempt by an automatically controlled system to find a desired equilibrium condition

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