Definition of Vibration

1. Noun. The act of vibrating.

Exact synonyms: Quiver, Quivering
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Specialized synonyms: Shudder, Tremor
Derivative terms: Quiver, Vibrate, Vibrational



2. Noun. A shaky motion. "The shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
Exact synonyms: Palpitation, Quiver, Quivering, Shakiness, Shaking, Trembling
Generic synonyms: Motion
Specialized synonyms: Tremolo, Tremor
Derivative terms: Palpitate, Quiver, Quiver, Shaky, Shaky, Shake, Tremble, Vibrate, Vibrational

3. Noun. (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean.
Exact synonyms: Oscillation
Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Specialized synonyms: Ripple, Transient, Beat, Resonance, Sympathetic Vibration
Generic synonyms: Undulation, Wave
Derivative terms: Oscillate, Vibrate

4. Noun. A distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively. "It gave me a nostalgic vibe"
Exact synonyms: Vibe
Generic synonyms: Air, Atmosphere, Aura

Definition of Vibration

1. n. The act of vibrating, or the state of being vibrated, or in vibratory motion; quick motion to and fro; oscillation, as of a pendulum or musical string.

2. n. The act of vibrating, or the state of being vibrated, or in vibratory motion; quick motion to and fro; oscillation, as of a pendulum or musical string.

Definition of Vibration

1. Noun. The act of vibrating or the condition of being vibrated ¹

2. Noun. (physics) Any periodic process, especially a rapid linear motion of a body about an equilibrium position ¹

3. Noun. A single complete vibrating motion ¹

4. Noun. (slang) An instinctively sensed emotional aura or atmosphere; vibes ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Vibration

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Medical Definition of Vibration

1. 1. The act of vibrating, or the state of being vibrated, or in vibratory motion; quick motion to and fro; oscillation, as of a pendulum or musical string. "As a harper lays his open palm Upon his harp, to deaden its vibrations." (Longfellow) 2. A limited reciprocating motion of a particle of an elastic body or medium in alternately opposite directions from its position of equilibrium, when that equilibrium has been disturbed, as when a stretched cord or other body produces musical notes, or particles of air transmit sounds to the ear. The path of the particle may be in a straight line, in a circular arc, or in any curve whatever. Vibration and oscillation are both used, in mechanics, of the swinging, or rising and falling, motion of a suspended or balanced body; the latter term more appropriately, as signifying such motion produced by gravity, and of any degree of slowness, while the former applies especially to the quick, short motion to and fro which results from elasticity, or the action of molecular forces among the particles of a body when disturbed from their position of rest, as in a spring. Amplitude of vibration, the maximum displacement of a vibrating particle or body from its position of rest. Phase of vibration, any part of the path described by a particle or body in making a complete vibration, in distinction from other parts, as while moving from one extreme to the other, or on one side of the line of rest, in distinction from the opposite. Two particles are said to be in the same phase when they are moving in the same direction and with the same velocity, or in corresponding parts of their paths. Origin: L. Vibratio: cf. F. Vibration. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Vibration

vibraphone
vibraphones
vibraphonist
vibraphonists
vibraslap
vibraslaps
vibrate
vibrated
vibrates
vibratile
vibratility
vibrating
vibrating line
vibrating reed
vibratingly
vibration (current term)
vibration control
vibration syndrome
vibration tolerance
vibrational
vibrational energy
vibrationally
vibrationless
vibrations
vibratiuncle
vibratiuncles
vibratiuncula
vibratiunculae
vibratiunculas
vibratiuncule

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