What does vibration mean?

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vaɪˈbreɪ ʃənvi·bra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vibration, quiver, quiveringnoun

    the act of vibrating

  2. shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitationnoun

    a shaky motion

    "the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe"

  3. oscillation, vibrationnoun

    (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean

  4. vibration, vibenoun

    a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively

    "that place gave me bad vibrations"; "it gave me a nostalgic vibe"


  1. vibrationnoun

    The act of vibrating or the condition of being vibrated

    Etymology: From vibration, from vibratio, from vibro; see vibrate.

  2. vibrationnoun

    Any periodic process, especially a rapid linear motion of a body about an equilibrium position

    Etymology: From vibration, from vibratio, from vibro; see vibrate.

  3. vibrationnoun

    A single complete vibrating motion

    Etymology: From vibration, from vibratio, from vibro; see vibrate.

  4. vibrationnoun

    An instinctively sensed emotional aura or atmosphere; vibes

    Etymology: From vibration, from vibratio, from vibro; see vibrate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vibrationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. vibratio: cf. F. vibration.]

  2. Vibrationnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. vibratio: cf. F. vibration.]


  1. Vibration

    Vibration is a mechanical phenomenon whereby oscillations occur about an equilibrium point. The oscillations may be periodic such as the motion of a pendulum or random such as the movement of a tire on a gravel road. Vibration is occasionally "desirable". For example the motion of a tuning fork, the reed in a woodwind instrument or harmonica, or mobile phones or the cone of a loudspeaker is desirable vibration, necessary for the correct functioning of the various devices. More often, vibration is undesirable, wasting energy and creating unwanted sound – noise. For example, the vibrational motions of engines, electric motors, or any mechanical device in operation are typically unwanted. Such vibrations can be caused by imbalances in the rotating parts, uneven friction, the meshing of gear teeth, etc. Careful designs usually minimize unwanted vibrations. The study of sound and vibration are closely related. Sound, or "pressure waves", are generated by vibrating structures; these pressure waves can also induce the vibration of structures. Hence, when trying to reduce noise it is often a problem in trying to reduce vibration.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vibration

    A continuing periodic change in displacement with respect to a fixed reference. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vibration in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vibration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of vibration in a Sentence

  1. Kareem Williams:

    Before I had even touched down in Ghana, the energy I felt as I got closer to Birthright AFRICA, I felt a rush, a vibration, and it was so strong, it felt like something was pulling me towards the country. It felt surreal.

  2. Dennis Aabo Sørensen:

    When the scientists stimulate my nerves I could feel the vibration and the sense of touch in my phantom index finger, the touching sensations is quite close to when you feel it with your normal finger; you can feel the coarseness of the plates, and the different gaps and ribs.

  3. Christopher Darlington Morley:

    In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibration of beauty.

  4. Ja Du:

    I think things that made no sense to most people make sense to us on an individual level in almost every person, like a swelling feeling you feel when you listen to dramatic music, it’s all sound and vibration but something in it relates to your soul on such a subconscious level that you connect with it, and [ that’s ] how I feel about the Filipino culture.

  5. Allen Ginsberg:

    No monster vibration, no snake universe hallucinations. Many tiny jeweled violet flowers along the path of a living brook that looked like Blake's illustration for a canal in grassy Eden: huge Pacific watery shore, Orlovsky dancing naked like Shiva long-haired before giant green waves, titanic cliffs that Wordsworth mentioned in his own Sublime, great yellow sun veiled with mist hanging over the planet's oceanic horizon. No harm.

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    an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player
    • A. caddie
    • B. abrade
    • C. lucubrate
    • D. excogitate

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