variants: or less commonly antivibration \ ¦an-​vī-​¦brā-​shən How to pronounce antivibration (audio) , ¦an-​tē-​ \

Definition of anti-vibration

: designed to prevent, resist, or offer protection against vibration Wearing anti-vibration gloves to use one of her three chain saws, Lundberg cuts the log into cross-sections and then analyzes the growth patterns, grain and character.— Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 July 2012 Some central air-conditioner manufacturers offer kits to reduce the air conditioner noise. If the sound seems to be vibrations or a hum from the base, mount it on antivibration pads available from your cooling contractor.— James Dulley, Bangor (Maine) Daily News, 5 Aug. 1997

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First Known Use of anti-vibration

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anti-vibration

anti- entry 1 + vibration

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The first known use of anti-vibration was in 1886

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“Anti-vibration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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