Medical Dictionary

vibration

noun vi·bra·tion \vī-ˈbrā-shən\

Medical Definition of VIBRATION

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 particles of air transmit sounds to the ear) b :  the action of vibrating :  the state of being vibrated or in vibratory motion
2
:  an instance of vibration
vi·brate \ˈvī-ˌbrāt\ verb, vi·brat·ed vi·brat·ing
vi·bra·tion·al \-shnəl, -shən-əl\ adjective
July 01, 2015
precarious Hear it
not certain, secure, or steady
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears