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res·o·nance

 (rĕz′ə-nəns)
n.
1.
a. Intensification and prolongation of sound, especially of a musical tone, produced by sympathetic vibration.
b. Intensification of vocal tones during articulation, as by the air cavities of the mouth and nasal passages.
c. Medicine The sound produced by diagnostic percussion of the normal chest.
2. Richness or significance, especially in evoking an association or strong emotion: "Israel, gateway to Mecca, is of course a land of religious resonance and geopolitical significance" (James Wolcott).
3. Physics The increase in amplitude of oscillation of an electric or mechanical system exposed to a periodic force whose frequency is equal or very close to the natural undamped frequency of the system.
4. Physics A subatomic particle having too short a lifetime to be observed directly and whose existence is inferred from a peak in the energy distribution of its decay products.
5. Chemistry The property of a compound having simultaneously the characteristics of two or more structural forms that differ only in the distribution of electrons. Such compounds are highly stable and cannot be properly represented by a single structural formula.

resonance

(ˈrɛzənəns)
n
1. the condition or quality of being resonant
2. (General Physics) sound produced by a body vibrating in sympathy with a neighbouring source of sound
3. (General Physics) the condition of a body or system when it is subjected to a periodic disturbance of the same frequency as the natural frequency of the body or system. At this frequency the system displays an enhanced oscillation or vibration
4. (Phonetics & Phonology) amplification of speech sounds by sympathetic vibration in the bone structure of the head and chest, resounding in the cavities of the nose, mouth, and pharynx
5. (Electronics) electronics the condition of an electrical circuit when the frequency is such that the capacitive and inductive reactances are equal in magnitude. In a series circuit there is then maximum alternating current whilst in a parallel circuit there is minimum alternating current
6. (Medicine) med the sound heard when percussing a hollow bodily structure, esp the chest or abdomen. Change in the quality of the sound often indicates an underlying disease or disorder
7. (Chemistry) chem the phenomenon in which the electronic structure of a molecule can be represented by two or more hypothetical structures involving single, double, and triple chemical bonds. The true structure is considered to be an average of these theoretical structures
8. (General Physics) physics
a. the condition of a system in which there is a sharp maximum probability for the absorption of electromagnetic radiation or capture of particles
b. a type of elementary particle of extremely short lifetime. Resonances are regarded as excited states of more stable particles
c. a highly transient atomic state formed during a collision process
[C16: from Latin resonāre to resound]

res•o•nance

(ˈrɛz ə nəns)

n.
1. the state or quality of being resonant.
2. the prolongation of sound by reflection; reverberation.
3.
a. amplification of a source of speech sounds, esp. of phonation, by sympathetic vibration of the air, esp. in the cavities of the mouth, nose, and pharynx.
b. a characteristic quality of a particular voiced speech sound imparted by the distribution of amplitudes among the cavities of the head, chest, and throat.
4.
a. a larger than normal vibration produced in response to a stimulus whose frequency is close to the natural frequency of the vibrating system.
b. any of the states of an oscillating system, as an electric circuit, in which a value much larger than average is maintained for a given frequency.
5. a quality of enriched significance, profundity, or allusiveness: The poem has a resonance beyond its surface meaning.
6. the chemical phenomenon in which the arrangement of the valence electrons of a molecule changes back and forth between two or more states.
7. (in percussing for diagnostic purposes) a sound produced when air is present.
[1485–95; < Middle French < Latin resonantia echo =reson(āre) to resound + -antia -ance]

res·o·nance

(rĕz′ə-nəns)
The phenomenon whereby an oscillating system, such as a swing, will oscillate more strongly when it is exposed to a periodic force that is applied with the same frequency as that of the oscillating system. For example, a swing will swing to greater heights if each consecutive push on it is timed to be in rhythm with the initial swing. A radio is tuned by adjusting the frequency of the receiver so that it matches that of the incoming radio waves.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.resonance - an excited state of a stable particle causing a sharp maximum in the probability of absorption of electromagnetic radiation
physical phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy
nuclear resonance - the resonance absorption of a gamma ray by a nucleus identical to the nucleus that emitted the gamma ray
magnetic resonance - resonance of electrons or atoms or molecules or nuclei to radiation frequencies as a result of space quantization in a magnetic field
2.resonance - a vibration of large amplitude produced by a relatively small vibration near the same frequency of vibration as the natural frequency of the resonating system
oscillation, vibration - (physics) a regular periodic variation in value about a mean
3.resonance - having the character of a loud deep sound; the quality of being resonant
timbre, tone, quality, timber - (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
4.resonance - a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between peopleresonance - a relationship of mutual understanding or trust and agreement between people
kinship, affinity - a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character; "found a natural affinity with the immigrants"; "felt a deep kinship with the other students"; "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"
5.resonance - the quality imparted to voiced speech sounds by the action of the resonating chambers of the throat and mouth and nasal cavities
timbre, tone, quality, timber - (music) the distinctive property of a complex sound (a voice or noise or musical sound); "the timbre of her soprano was rich and lovely"; "the muffled tones of the broken bell summoned them to meet"
Translations
رَنين
rezonance
genklangresonans
zengés
hljómur; endurómur
rezonancia
çınlanımrezonans

resonance

[ˈrezənəns] Nresonancia f

resonance

[ˈrɛzənəns] n [voice, instrument, sound] → résonance f

resonance

n
Resonanz f; (of voice)voller Klang
(fig) to have resonance for somebodyfür jdn von Bedeutung sein

resonance

[ˈrɛzənəns] (frm) n (see adj) → risonanza, sonorità

resonant

(ˈrezənənt) adjective
(of sounds) loud; echoing; easily heard.
ˈresonance noun

res·o·nance

n. resonancia, capacidad de aumentar la intensidad de un sonido;
normal ______ normal;
vesicular ______ vesicular;
vocal ______ vocal.

resonance

n resonancia; magnetic — (MR) resonancia magnética (RM); nuclear magnetic — (NMR) (ant) resonancia magnética, resonancia magnética nuclear (RMN) (ant)
References in classic literature ?
So entirely had it lost the life and resonance of the human voice, that it affected the senses like a once beautiful colour faded away into a poor weak stain.
These were evidently empty by the ease with which the Slovaks handled them, and by their resonance as they were roughly moved.
From beyond the low hills across the water came the dull resonance of distant guns and a remote weird crying.
The way he rolled from a rich deep forte into a melancholy cadence, subsiding, at the end of the last word, into a sort of faint resonance, like the lingering vibrations of a fine violoncello, I can compare to nothing for its strong calm melancholy but the rush and cadence of the wind among the autumn boughs.
I remember still the mingled trepidation and delicious excitement with which I was affected by the tramping of the horses on the pavement in the echoing stables, by the loud resonance of the groom's voices, by the booming bark of the dogs as my father's carriage thundered under the archway of the courtyard, by the din of the gong as it gave notice of luncheon and dinner.
He paused a moment in the corridor, after he had gone a few steps, expecting to hear the resonance of M.
Just now he laughed at his companions - quickly however changing the subject; for the reason that, in the first place, his laugh struck him even at that moment as starting the odd echo, the conscious human resonance (he scarce knew how to qualify it) that sounds made while he was there alone sent back to his ear or his fancy; and that, in the second, he imagined Alice Staverton for the instant on the point of asking him, with a divination, if he ever so prowled.
The answering silence, and the dull resonance of the locker to his voice, supplementing the stifling quality of the air, set going a new train of ideas.
she said, going to the very middle of the room, where she considered the resonance was best.
But no sooner did he face the four eyes than he had to rush through the nearest door which happened to lead to the dairy, and there under the high roof and among the pans he gave way to laughter which made a hollow resonance perfectly audible in the kitchen.
The man could not rightly understand: he thought himself deaf; said so, and heard his own voice, although it had an unfamiliar quality that almost alarmed him; it disappointed his ear's expectancy in the matter of timbre and resonance.
Vast it was, of so mighty a resonance that it might have proceeded from some brazen-throated monster.