Definitions for vibrationvaɪˈbreɪ ʃən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of vibrating or the state of being vibrated.
Physics. the oscillating, reciprocating, or other periodic motion of a rigid or elastic body or medium forced from a position or state of equilibrium. the analogous motion of the particles of a mass of air or the like, whose state of equilibrium has been disturbed, as in transmitting sound.
an instance of vibratory motion; oscillation; quiver.
a supernatural emanation that is sensed by or revealed to those attuned to the occult.
vibrations,Informal. general emotional feelings one has from another person or a place, situation, etc.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal
Origin of vibration:
1645–55; < L
vibration, quiver, quivering(noun)
the act of vibrating
shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation(noun)
a shaky motion
"the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"
(physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively
"that place gave me bad vibrations"; "it gave me a nostalgic vibe"
The act of vibrating or the condition of being vibrated
Any periodic process, especially a rapid linear motion of a body about an equilibrium position
A single complete vibrating motion
An instinctively sensed emotional aura or atmosphere; vibes
Origin: From vibration, from vibratio, from vibro; see vibrate.
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
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
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A continuing periodic change in displacement with respect to a fixed reference. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Translations for vibration
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an) act of vibrating
This building is badly affected by the vibration of all the heavy traffic that passes.
- vibraçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die VibrationGerman
- δόνηση, κραδασμόςGreek
- لرزش؛ ارتعاشFarsi
- titringur, skjálftiIcelandic
- vibracija, virpėjimasLithuanian
- vibrācija; trīcēšana; drebēšanaLatvian
- risting, sitring, vibreringNorwegian
- drganie, wibracjaPolish
- 振動Chinese (Trad.)
- sự rung động, sự chuyển độngVietnamese
- 振动Chinese (Simp.)
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