Definitions for Resonanceˈrɛz ə nəns

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  1. resonance(noun)

    an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation

  2. resonance(noun)

    a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system

  3. plangency, resonance, reverberance, ringing, sonorousness, sonority, vibrancy(noun)

    having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant

  4. rapport, resonance(noun)

    a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people

  5. resonance(noun)

    the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities

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  1. Resonance(n.)

    (Physics) A phenomenon in which a vibration or other cyclic process (such as tide cycles) of large amplitude is produced by smaller impulses, when the frequency of the external impulses is close to that of the natural cycling frequency of the process in that system. The shattering of a glass object when impinged upon by sound of a certain frequency is one example of this phenomenon; another is the very large tides in certain basins such as that of the Bay of Fundy, which has a natural cycling frequency close to that of the tidal cycle.

  2. Resonance(n.)

    (Electronics) An electric phenomenon corresponding to that of acoustic resonance, due to the existance of certain relations of the capacity, inductance, resistance, and frequency of an alternating circuit; the tuning of a radio transmitter or receiver to send or detect waves of specific frequencies depends on this phenomenon.

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. rsonance, L. resonantia an echo.]

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  1. resonance(Noun)

    The condition of being resonant.

  2. resonance(Noun)

    A resonant sound, echo

  3. resonance(Noun)

    Something that evokes an association, or a strong emotion.

  4. resonance(Noun)

    The increase in the amplitude of an oscillation of a system under the influence of a periodic force whose frequency is close to that of the system's natural frequency.

  5. resonance(Noun)

    A short-lived subatomic particle that cannot be observed directly.

  6. resonance(Noun)

    An increase in the strength or duration of a musical tone produced by sympathetic vibration.

  7. resonance(Noun)

    The property of a compound that can be visualized as having two structures differing only in the distribution of electrons.

  8. Origin: From resonance (French résonance), from resonantia, from resono.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Resonance(noun)

    the act of resounding; the quality or state of being resonant

  2. Resonance(noun)

    a prolongation or increase of any sound, either by reflection, as in a cavern or apartment the walls of which are not distant enough to return a distinct echo, or by the production of vibrations in other bodies, as a sounding-board, or the bodies of musical instruments

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. rsonance, L. resonantia an echo.]

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  1. Resonance

    In physics, resonance is the tendency of a system to oscillate with greater amplitude at some frequencies than at others. Frequencies at which the response amplitude is a relative maximum are known as the system's resonant frequencies, or resonance frequencies. At these frequencies, even small periodic driving forces can produce large amplitude oscillations, because the system stores vibrational energy. Resonance occurs when a system is able to store and easily transfer energy between two or more different storage modes. However, there are some losses from cycle to cycle, called damping. When damping is small, the resonant frequency is approximately equal to the natural frequency of the system, which is a frequency of unforced vibrations. Some systems have multiple, distinct, resonant frequencies. Resonance phenomena occur with all types of vibrations or waves: there is mechanical resonance, acoustic resonance, electromagnetic resonance, nuclear magnetic resonance, electron spin resonance and resonance of quantum wave functions. Resonant systems can be used to generate vibrations of a specific frequency, or pick out specific frequencies from a complex vibration containing many frequencies.


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