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vibration

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noun vi·bra·tion \vī-ˈbrā-shən\

Simple Definition of vibration

  • : a continuous slight shaking movement : a series of small, fast movements back and forth or from side to side

  • vibrations : a feeling that someone or something gives you

Full Definition of vibration

  1. 1 a :  a periodic motion of the particles of an elastic body or medium in alternately opposite directions from the position of equilibrium when that equilibrium has been disturbed (as when a stretched cord produces musical tones or molecules in the air transmit sounds to the ear) b :  the action of vibrating :  the state of being vibrated or in vibratory motion: as (1) :  oscillation (2) :  a quivering or trembling motion :  quiver

  2. 2 :  an instance of vibration

  3. 3 :  vacillation in opinion or action :  wavering

  4. 4 a :  a characteristic emanation, aura, or spirit that infuses or vitalizes someone or something and that can be instinctively sensed or experienced —often used in plural b :  a distinctive usually emotional atmosphere capable of being sensed —usually used in plural

vi·bra·tion·al play \-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
vi·bra·tion·less play \-shən-ləs\ adjective

Examples of vibration

  1. trying to reduce engine vibration

  2. <the vibration of the floor caused by thundering feet in the hallway>



1635

First Known Use of vibration

1635


Medical Dictionary

vibration

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noun vi·bra·tion \vī-ˈbrā-shən\

Medical Definition of vibration

  1. 1a:  a periodic motion of the particles of an elastic body or medium in alternately opposite directions from the position of equilibrium when that equilibrium has been disturbed (as when particles of air transmit sounds to the ear)b:  the action of vibrating :  the state of being vibrated or in vibratory motion

  2. 2:  an instance of vibration

  3. vi·brate \ˈvī-ˌbrāt\play verb, vi·brat·ed vi·brat·ing
    vi·bra·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\play adjective





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