What does vibration mean?

Definitions for vibrationvaɪˈbreɪ ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vibration, quiver, quivering(noun)

    the act of vibrating

  2. shaking, shakiness, trembling, quiver, quivering, vibration, palpitation(noun)

    a shaky motion

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

  3. oscillation, vibration(noun)

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

  4. vibration, vibe(noun)

    a distinctive emotional aura experienced instinctively

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


  1. vibration(Noun)

    The act of vibrating or the condition of being vibrated

  2. vibration(Noun)

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

  3. vibration(Noun)

    A single complete vibrating motion

  4. vibration(Noun)

    An instinctively sensed emotional aura or atmosphere; vibes

  5. Origin: From vibration, from vibratio, from vibro; see vibrate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vibration(noun)

    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. Vibration(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [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)


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alfred Simon:

    I felt the vibration from the fall.

  2. Christopher Darlington Morley:

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

  3. Sergio Colas:

    I used to be able to feel the vibration of the stampede and that of the bells of the steers.

  4. Nikola Tesla:

    If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.

  5. Kazuo Shimizu:

    This technology can estimate people's mental condition by capturing the vibration of the vocal cords.

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