Definition of Tremor

1. Noun. An involuntary vibration (as if from illness or fear).

Exact synonyms: Shudder
Generic synonyms: Quiver, Quivering, Vibration
Derivative terms: Shudder, Shudder



2. Verb. Shake with seismic vibrations. "The earth was quaking"
Exact synonyms: Quake
Generic synonyms: Agitate, Shake
Derivative terms: Quake

3. Noun. A small earthquake.
Exact synonyms: Earth Tremor, Microseism
Generic synonyms: Earthquake, Quake, Seism, Temblor
Specialized synonyms: Aftershock, Foreshock

4. Noun. Shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease).

Definition of Tremor

1. n. A trembling; a shivering or shaking; a quivering or vibratory motion; as, the tremor of a person who is weak, infirm, or old.

Definition of Tremor

1. Noun. A shake, quiver, or vibration. ¹

2. Noun. An earthquake. ¹

3. Verb. To shake or quiver excessively and rapidly or involuntarily; to tremble. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tremor

1. a shaking movement [n -S]

Medical Definition of Tremor

1. An involuntary trembling or quivering. Origin: L., from tremere = to shake (19 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tremor

tremex
tremie
tremies
tremissis
tremogram
tremograph
tremolabile
tremolando
tremolandos
tremolite
tremolites
tremolitic
tremolo
tremolos
tremophobia
tremor (current term)
tremor artuum
tremor opiophagorum
tremor potatorum
tremor tendinum
tremored
tremorgram
tremorine
tremoring
tremorlike
tremorous
tremors
tremostable
tremour
tremours

Literary usage of Tremor

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1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1912)
"OTHER FORMS OP tremor Simple tremor.—This is occasionally found in ... Hereditary tremor. —CL Dana has reported remarkable cases of hereditary tremor. ..."

2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1897)
"In the present instance the patient exhibited tremor, twice, ... The tremor involved the right arm and leg, was continuous while the patient was awake, ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1890)
"This tremor began simultaneously in both hands, but it was more marked in the left ... The tremor incapacitated him from occupations where fine movement was ..."

4. Volcanic Ash and Aviation Safety: Proceedings of the First International edited by T. J. Casadevall (1995)
"Volcanic tremor reduced displacement versus lava- fountain height. The solid line represents a linear regression fit to the ..."

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