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The periodic movement around a central position. Oscillation is measured by distance versus time. Examples include a swinging pendulum and a mass on a spring. Vibration is a type of oscillation used for mechanical rhythmic oscillations.
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Resources and Citations
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, https://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
- Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vibration (Accessed Mar 2006)