What does resonance mean?

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ˈrɛz ə nənsres·o·nance

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Princeton's WordNet

  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

GCIDE

  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.

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

  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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. resonance(Noun)

    The condition of being resonant.

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

  2. resonance(Noun)

    A resonant sound, echo

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

  3. resonance(Noun)

    Something that evokes an association, or a strong emotion.

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

  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.

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

  5. resonance(Noun)

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

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

  6. resonance(Noun)

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

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

  7. resonance(Noun)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resonance(noun)

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

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Resonance

    rez′ō-nans, n. act of resounding: the returning of sound by reflection or by the production of vibrations in other bodies: the sound discovered by means of auscultation—also Res′onancy.—n. Res′onance-box, a chamber in a musical instrument for increasing its sonority.—adj. Res′onant, returning sound: vibrating.—adv. Res′onantly.—v.i. Res′onāte, to resound.—n. Resonā′tor, a vessel for the analysis of complex sounds. [L. resonāre, re-, back, sonāre, to sound.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resonance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resonance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of resonance in a Sentence

  1. Arthur Koestler:

    When a person identifies himself with a group his critical faculties are diminished and his passions enhanced by a kind of emotive resonance. The individual is not a killer, the group is, and by identifying with it, the individual becomes one. This is the infernal dialect reflected in man's history.

  2. Saul Bass:

    My initial thoughts about what a title can do was to set mood and the prime underlying core of the film's story, to express the story in some metaphorical way. I saw the title as a way of conditioning the audience, so that when the film actually began, viewers would already have an emotional resonance with it.

  3. James Brown:

    The economy is changing with an emphasis on technology skills across all sectors. The emphasis now is that not all STEM jobs require four-year degrees. When I was growing up, you had what were called ‘blue collar jobs,’ now you have technicians who need to be highly skilled in tech. You need people who can repair MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines, or work on electric cars, you now need technicians who need to have really hard STEM skills. That’s a skill set that will be growing over the next five years, it will be more in demand, and giving students the foundation for those kinds of careers starts in school.

  4. Manuela Ferreira:

    Adults with sudden back pain do not need to rush to get an X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), unless the clinician suspects the patient has a more serious condition, such as fracture or cancer, less than 5 percent of patients with low back pain, however, will fall into this category.

  5. Erik Pevernagie:

    Speaking' and 'Saying' are two different languages. Speaking discharges resonance. Saying emanates ideas. ( "Words flew away like birds" )

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